The Washington Times - December 3, 2008, 08:26AM

Journalists have become big-time celebrities who sometimes are more well-known that the newsmakers they cover, Jennifer Harper is reporting.

TV news anchors have been big stars in this country for a long time. In England, they’re smaller stars — dwarf stars, perhaps. I think that’s because in England they call their anchors “news readers,” which has a more humbling sound to it.


Cocktail party guest: And what do you do for a living?

British TV journalist: I read news.

Cocktail party guest: Out loud?

British TV journalist: Mostly.

Cocktail party guest: Well, isn’t that special. Good for you.