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  •  They "don't have the time or legal background"... (3+ / 0-)
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    Sparhawk, juliewolf, Eireknight

    yadda yadda yadda

    •  I just don't get it (3+ / 0-)
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      buckhorn okie, StrayCat, Eireknight

      why would anyone even go into the "news" business if they are hostile to fact?

      I get the general public being morons about this.  I don't get professional media people doing it.  

      Am I naive?

      Where are we going and what are we doing in this handbasket?

      by juliewolf on Mon Dec 17, 2007 at 12:46:46 PM PST

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      •  Deadlines, space restrictions, spin... (4+ / 0-)

        All present significant hurdles to explaining this stuff that's built into the system, and makes it extraordinarily difficult for traditional media to deal with arcana, even when it's important.

        Those restrictions don't apply to blogs. We have unlimited space and no deadlines. I suppose we're still susceptible to spin, but we're also susceptible to counterspin through the comments.

        Then again, we're obviously all a bunch of stupid kids in our pajamas. Only people in suits can bungle this stuff properly.

        •  I know, I know... (1+ / 0-)
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          Eireknight

          I was even writing about it today (I won't link it, because in retrospect, it's a crappy diary; I'll try it again later in the week, with a lot more detail when my brain is working).

          I guess, for me, it's like-- if you're not even going to bother covering the story in a real way, why not just write a puff piece about Barney the White House Dog or something?  If you don't give enough of a damn to bother even trying to write the story, why even start?

          Anyway, thanks for the rundown-- there are times when this stuff makes perfect sense today, but today is clearly not one of those days.  Blood sugar higher than it should be & amount of sleep lower than it should be.  That's a killer combination for my cognitive process.

          Your clarity on this is good.

          Where are we going and what are we doing in this handbasket?

          by juliewolf on Mon Dec 17, 2007 at 01:05:55 PM PST

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      •  Oh, yeah, real naive. (0+ / 0-)

        Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels, but religion is assuredly the first.

        by StrayCat on Mon Dec 17, 2007 at 02:49:38 PM PST

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