Gullible Journalists

Harmon Seaver hseaver at
Mon Feb 3 07:39:51 PST 2003


On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 10:13:16AM -0500, Declan McCullagh wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 09:31:35AM -0500, Tyler Durden wrote:
> > I'm exagerating for effect here of course...there's possibly not as much 
> > conscious decision making, and supposedly this kind of list-making happens 
> > for much quieter, "insider" stuff (not smart bomb footage). But clearly, 
> > there's got to be SOMETHING like this happening.
> You're not very far off the mark. Be too critical and lose your sources.
> Happens at the White House and every federal agency, and is one of the
> tragedies of modern political journalism. I've written about this before
> in the context of the Justice Department antitrust suit.
> "Washington Babylon" is a good book that hits on this topic, I recall.
> -Declan

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