February 21, 2008

That's what blogs are for

So much has been written about the New York Times' shoddy story about John McCain, I hesitate to even attempt to address it. But since it sits squarely at the intersection of democracy and journalism, I feel compelled to comment.

The story in question starts with a reference to something that happened eight years ago, which makes me wonder if the writers have forgotten the "new" in "news." It's all downhill from there: anonymous sources, vague allegations, and a bias more slanted than the cut of my skirt.

A respectable newspaper is no place for rumor and innuendo.

Also, I aggree with Frank James, who points out that this could actually help McCain in the long run.

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