And when mistakes do occur--at this newspaper at least --they occur despite the best efforts of trained, experienced journalists to remain true to fact. They are also acknowledged in print. It's a foundation point for the modern newspaper to be timely and factual and has always been our selling point.
Little Jim Algie, as he winds down his attack on unknown bloggers, writes that for the Enterprise Bulletin.
Where's the correction of New York Times stories on Iraq ahead of the Iraq War?
We never got that, did we. Though the mea culpa promised it.
We never got it.
ANd there are many, many outlets that never gave us anything when the lies imploded.
What a lie. It's MSM refusal to take accountability that created the blog explosion.
How do you judge a blog?
Anonymous or not, you won't know most of the writers. Most you'll never see on TV.
So you judge by their writing.
Do their posts speak to you? Do they make you think or bring you joy or whatever?
If they do, you read them. If they don't, you move on.
Far from being the tragedy little Jimmy Algie believes they are, they are the true outlets because people are responding to them. Not to what they saw them say on TV or heard them say on NPR or whatever. They're responding to the writing.
Jim Algie doesn't trust we the people, that's his biggest problemwith bloggers.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"