The Haiti earthquake: Sad, right? Especially for the media—our heroes on the front line, right there in dirty Haiti. Now, the media must start coming home, as heroes. Most are leaving gradually; one network's leaving fast as hell.

Mr. Friedman said Friday that CBS was "drawing down people as fast as we can, because the story is not as central as it was, and because we've got to start worrying about all the money we're spending."