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Tuesday, February 22, 2005


John Leo notes the ways in which the NYT has distorted the facts in the Eason affair so as to discredit bloggers. He calls the form of duplicity practiced by the NYT [in which pertinent information was excised from later accounts] "retroframing." He writes in conclusion:
Why some in mainstream media keep depicting bloggers as inaccurate is a mystery. In the blogs I follow, accuracy is crucially important, and errors have to be admitted quickly, usually on the day of the mistake. Glenn Reynolds of suggests that mainstream media might want to hire some bloggers to check their stories before publication. This is a cheeky but polite reminder that bloggers are in the checking business and big media should get used to having someone looking over their shoulder.

Exactly! Read it here.

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