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July 26, 2004

Media: Uranium-to-Niger Only Newsworthy When Source is Lying

In the off chance you haven't seen this, turns out that the media was a lot more eager to run stories about Joe Wilson's charges than the debunking of those exact charges:

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How is it that the exact same story can be so newsworthy and important when it's hurting Bush, and yet not newsworthy at all when it turns out to be false and thus, in effect, helping Bush?

How can the media have run all these stories and imagine they have no obligation to prominently correct the record that themselves made?

More here, here, here, and of course here.


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