The subject matter was serious, but the criticisms of the President’s second news conference were mostly about his style, not substance. David Letterman’s critique was right on target: where was the press corps for the last eight years?

Now the commander-in-chief is going live and direct to the people via online chat. We’ll see if the grilling is tougher. Also in the news, as papers fail from coast to coast, a Maryland Senator’s proposing that newspapers be allowed to operate as non-profits. Will it work?

Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher and editor in chief of The Nation, Robert George of the New York Post and Danny Schechter the news dissector look at the reporting of the past week.

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