Saturday, September 04, 2004

Why not?

Hugh Hewitt: "Why not try a simple apology for bad reporting, AP, and move on with better standards expected in this new age of accountability."

Seems an obvious response. Possible reasons the AP won't take Hewitt's advice:

* The blindness that arises from certitude. We haven't done anything wrong, so why should we fix it?

* Disrespect for its audience. Most of them are too stupid to know when we're making up a story to promote a greater truth.

* The Pilate factor (aka postmodernism): What is truth, anyway?

* Cost-benefit analysis. Those who will read and believe us are greater than those who read those pesky blogs. We can get away with it.