There's another reason the term "guy" is particularly
approprite for journalists referred to in "Downing St. transparancy". Did T.S.
Elliot have today's journalists in mind when he wrote "The Hollow
'A penny for the old guy'
We are the
Headpiece filled with straw.
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar ...
know of few if any better descriptions of the complacent "guys" who get their
information from media kits and their quotes from press releases, I don't know .
The word fits to a "T."