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  •  I was thinking of joeljp's diaries. (1+ / 0-)
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    He was certain they were real and caught the import right away. He prefaced at least the second with a caveat that source was not yet definite.

    •  on the contrary he insisted that the (2+ / 0-)
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      gramofsam1, Lost and Found

      story was 'picked up' by Boston Globe because they mentioned there was a video surfacing on the internet, which meant it was sourced and confirmed

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 08:46:36 AM PDT

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      •  Is that what it meant? (2+ / 0-)
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        That wasn't clear to me. In the comments at least one poster insisted it wasn't good enough. Okay then.

        •  I believe that was me- (4+ / 0-)
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          bluedust, eXtina, Lost and Found, Eman

          at least I know that I refuted the claim of authentication.

          I wasn't gonna comment on this, but since I was called out in another diary for "giving a lot of grief", here's my take:

          There were two different issues in that diary.
           One issue- whether or not we should run with stories that lack authentication, is a matter of opinion.  Reasonable people can disagree on that.

          The other issue- whether or not the tapes had been authenticated- is a matter of fact.  They had been published in several other places, from the Boston Globe to a fake youtube account in Rachel Maddow's name, but they had absolutely not been authenticated in any public forum.

          Facts are stubborn things, and I'm a stubborn person.  As my Republican brother likes to say, my problem is that I'm addicted to facts.  That does not make me, or San Jose Lady, a concern troll.  That is all.

        •  It turns out he posted more than one diary (0+ / 0-)

          that day on the subject, the second was more credible, I just saw it for the first time today.

          "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

          by eXtina on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 09:42:04 AM PDT

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