The New York Times parked a travesty of a story on its Web site today reporting that “the Iranians moved roughly 4,300 pounds of low-enriched uranium out of deep underground storage” to […]
Let’s talk, America…and let’s start with the so-called Deep State, because why not?
But first, a word from our sponsor Hi. You might know me from such…no. No, you wouldn’t. I’m nobody. I’m just some rando on the internet. Or maybe I’m a Dem apparatchik. […]
Anonymous source says Rice tape was sent to NFL – but can we believe it?
I’m not sure what to make of this latest development. I’m perfectly capable of believing that Roger Goodell saw the infamous video of Ray Rice KOing his then-fiancee Janay – in fact, […]
Journalists’ use of anonymous sources now an epidemic of deceit
Too many news organizations, despite their own policies, grant anonymity far too often, allowing sources with agendas to escape responsibility for what they say. Two words in a news story should forewarn […]
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: three things you should know
Anonymous intelligence sources and modern journalistas – we’ll never be able to trust another word we’re told. As I suggested the other day, Malaysia Airlines MH370 might go down as one of […]
Abuse of anonymous sources still bane of big-time journalism
The phrase “spoke on condition of anonymity” has appeared in about 160 Washington Post stories this year, says Post ombud Andy Alexander. Since Jan. 1, The New York Times has used the […]
The price of anonymous sources: Error hits LATimes' Clemens claim
The Los Angeles Times blew a story more than a year ago that reported a federal affidavit claimed seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens used steroids. How and why did that happen? […]
Ad revenues at newspapers: More bad news
Conditions at American newspapers are going to worsen, and there’s a billion reasons why. Because of incompetent or inept or unimaginative top management scared silly by Wall Street profit expectations, you can […]