Saturday, October 09, 2010

Mote, beam, etc.

...or, Tell it to Dan Rather, Leonard:

You can't be a journalist if credibity (sic) matters less than ideology
Journalism is trying to get the story and get it right.
...and "fake but accurate" apparently meets that standard, or at least in 2004 it would have had it not been for Charles Johnson at Little Green know, a BLOG. I also seem to recall bloggers making a big stink about Eason Jordan's completely unsubstantiated remarks about the military allegedly targeting journalists in Iraq. To be fair Jordan was also condemned by a few MSM outlets, but I do wonder if he would have been condemned had the bloggers not said anything about that. Somehow I doubt it. (And then, of course, there was AP reporter Rose French's hatchet job on the .50 caliber rifle.) Quis custodiet ipsos custodes, indeed...