Sunday, May 30, 2004

Times a-wastin'

Digby takes the Times to task (try saying that three time fast) for the inexcusable sloppiness of their reporting leading up to the Iraq war:

"Here's the problem. Like the Bush administration, they seem to think that "taking responsibility" means acting as if it was some vague and ephemeral "somebody" who committed the act and then going on as if nothing happened. These are children's ethics.

The only way journalists will understand that repeatedly publishing and hyping incorrect information (particularly disinformation) is unacceptable is if they will pay a price for doing so. That's what grown-ups expect when they screw up."

But go read the whole thing.

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