Shaun Waterman has written a piece for UPI covering the Laurie Garrett affair at length. One interesting bit about this whole thing is that Garrett’s tone in the email, which seems so flip to her, is very much in a weblogesque style. Her piece reads like a huge entry on her weblog, and it’s no surprise that it was such a big hit in the weblog world for that reason. Publishing observations and impressions is an anathema to the news reporter, but it’s the weblogger’s stock and trade. So she seemed like one of us, except with more writing skills and better access.