Matt Taibbi has been writing good stuff at Rolling Stone for a long time now. He's leaving, to start a new venture. You can read all about that here.
What I cherish in this interview with Taibbi is his description of what reporters are supposed to be:
Taibbi’s father is the Emmy Award–winning NBC reporter Mike Taibbi—and along with Gogol and Tolstoy, he also idolized the “middle-class, working-class people” who then populated newsrooms. “They relished their role as jerks who wouldn’t let anything slide. And I was attracted to that,” he says. “I mean, journalists should be dark, funny, mean people. It’s appropriate for their antagonistic, adversarial role.”
I'm not a technically a reporter - but this is certainly my job description.