some of my best friends are journalists and photographers and the certainly have class. It seems your sample set is small and unfortunately skewed!
It was a general blanket statement, to be sure, but you know that if said friends worked for publications, and were on-site for this event, but took the classy road, that they would get...spoken to. That wouldn't be their fault, nor would it be a spot on their character, but it doesn't change the validity of what I said.
Also, both journalists, and photographers, perform their services in many different ways, so I did not mean to imply that every one of them fell into the *no class* category. I was referring mostly to those who do work for news-types of businesses. Those people *do* have to try to get the most dramatic pictures, and write the most attention-grabbing words, that they can.
And Tsilyi - I can take it. I'm a big boy ;)