MICKEY KAUS is slagging Howard Kurtz for ignoring the Eason Jordan scandal, once again invoking Kurtz’s CNN connection as a conflict of interest. And over at my new GlennReynolds.com post on the Jordan scandal, I note Kurtz’s silence too.

But on the other hand, if Kurtz’s relationship to CNN is what’s keeping him quiet then why is almost everyone else in the news media keeping quiet, too?

The real problem here is institutional, I think, and focus on things like personal conflicts of interest merely serves to obscure the larger problem.

UPDATE: Shannon Love has a legislative proposal.