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Monday, June 13, 2011


The Washington Post draws the wrong lesson

A headline in today's Washington Post gives the establishment lesson:
‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ displays ease of fudging authenticity online
Really? Haven't we all known that from blogs, dating sites, etc. for years? The fact that authenticity can be simulated online is neither news, nor of significance.

The real lesson of the "gay girl in Damascus" is the one the Post ignores - the rapidly vanishing journalistic standards of the corporate media, as well as the longer-standing tendency of the corporate media to lower their verification standards when it comes to any story which serves the interests of imperialism (and, conversely, to raise their verification standards for any story which runs contrary to those interests).

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