David Carr Gets Extra Meta

Now that the David Paterson saga has moved into the realm of Real Things as opposed to Speculation, we reach what was perhaps an inevitable development: the story about the stories about the story is now the subject of a Media Equation column by David Carr.

Discussing the Paterson rumors as well as other recent meta stories, like the New York profile of Rupert Murdoch, Carr writes:

In an age of annotation, the manufacture of sausage is sometimes as much the point as the sausage itself. When I sent a note on Thursday to John Cook, the investigations editor at Gawker who wrote the front-running item on what the New York magazine piece would and would not contain, he replied that he’d be happy to talk, and then reminded me:

“You realize you’re daring me to do a post about what you’re working on, right?”

David Carr Gets Extra Meta