Saturday, September 04, 2004

Reputable media shows how it's done

Power Line: The Associated Press Makes It Up

Now I've been out of school for a while now, but isn't this the sort of thing that earns a failing grade in sophomore English and possible suspension or expulsion? Does this mean that the standards are actually lower for writers of the vaunted AP than they are for undergrads? But... but... I-I thought that the major media outlets had such high standards for reportage, and that's why blogs are not considered legitimate journalism!

The real shame is the extent to which this American Pravda still dominates what many people see (and don't), from Yahoo! News to wire feeds supplying small town newspapers throughout Flyover Country.

It's not the bloggers who ought to defend themselves.