a few days later with a column about the necessity of "mainstream media"--I know, yawn--and pounds on Steele some for his comments: "Lamb's interview with Maryland's Lieutenant Governor, Michael Steele, was a sobering conversation. … Steele argues that the press has no public role, that it is not part of the checks and balances scheme that has made America what it is. 'They (reporters) were trying to tell the governor why, you know why they had a right to ask questions,' said Steele. 'And he was telling them, well, you may have a right to ask questions, but I don't have to answer you.' 'I have no use for them," Steele said of reporters. … 'Have they been pounding on you?' asked Lamb. Steele answered: 'Oh, every chance they get. …Who cares?' Well, we care, that is the people who do this for a living. But we are not sure anymore what place there is for us."