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  •  I think that (2+ / 0-)
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    slinkerwink, Lost and Found

    they wouldn't release the tapes until they had some sourcing, where and when, and that is why they didn't get them out until yesterday.

    •  Anneonymous, by the time she posted her (2+ / 0-)
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      SanJoseLady, Lost and Found

      clips here, had already been in contact with David Corn. That's what she said in the diaries - look for a big expose coming soon on Mother Jones. I don't know what she was trying to accomplish by posting them here since she already had MJ working on it. MJ waiting on the sourcing is a separate isseu.

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      by eXtina on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 08:04:43 AM PDT

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      •  dKos... (5+ / 0-)

        ...is a difficult venue for original research journalism of this type for this reason.

        I'm not saying it can never be done properly, but MSM outlets have at least some kind of credibility that random DKos diarists are always going to have trouble with. MSM will
        slant stories or inappropriately put their $0.02 in, but are at least somewhat unlikely to relay completely false or fabricated information. MSM outlets can also be held accountable: anonymous or quasi-anonymous bloggers can always fade back into the woodwork.

        Blogs are excellent for analysis and commentary, they are worse at breaking "actual news".

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        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 08:55:24 AM PDT

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        •  Well said. (5+ / 0-)
          Blogs are excellent for analysis and commentary, they are worse at breaking "actual news".
          Which is why I cringe every time I see someone on a blog celebrating the demise of another newspaper or news magazine.  Well, okay, maybe some of them deserve to go under, but we need something to replace them, and it doesn't look like blogs are going to be it.

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