September 13th, 2004

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Rathergate, CBS

For those who follow this rather silly story: Rathergate.com

Update, of sorts. I do not really care if this story is better for the Right wing or Left wing or whatever. These are just documents, anyone can look at them and get an opinion. Can also read what other people have to say and decide what sounds reasonable and what does not.

This, I think, is not so much a political issue (not for me, anyway) as it is a matter of journalistic integrity and ethic. My opinion about the latter (JI&E, that is) has been steadily going down for more than a decade now. I wish the trend had gone the other way. Fortunately, with the Internet, there are alternative sources of information, but the conventional media are still much more dominant, especially in certain areas such as local news. I hope things will improve in the near future, though.

Update. For those of you who, like some in the threads below, would rather take the whole thing seriously, here is an entry from the always useful, if not always unbiased, wikipedia.

Update. The Paper Trail: A Comparison of Documents from the Washington Post print edition. Did they go right wing too?