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Friday, February 16, 2007


Anonymous sourcing

I wrote about the problem of anonymous sourcing a few days ago; Glenn Greenwald greatly amplifies on the subject today. A sample:
As the Bush administration seeks to convert Iran into an American Enemy against whom war is required, not only the Times and the Post -- but also virtually every media outlet -- have blithely returned to their old ways. They are now flagrantly violating their own "principles" regarding anonymity literally on an almost daily basis, as one "report" after the next does nothing but pass along official Bush talking points under the guise of "leaks" from vaguely defined anonymous Bush officials.
Hat tip to Cursor.

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