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May 18, 2005

MSM Washington Press Corps: How Dare The White House Suggest We Verify Claims Before Publishing!

What a lot of nerve, huh?

The press can't have it both ways. They cannot simultaneously claim that they are to be trusted due to their (I get sick of writing this) multiple layers of painstaking editorial fact-checking and then get all outraged when anyone dares to suggest that maybe they ought to actually put their stories through those self-same multiple layers of painstaking editorial fact-checking.

If you don't want to check your facts, fine. But then stop claiming you can be trusted based on double-checking and double-sourcing claims.

One or the other, guys.

I know that you're liberals, and thus creatures of inconsistency and different rules for different people at different times under different circumstances (such rule-changes always favoring yourselves and your preferred political stances), but I'm afraid we're going to have to insist on this point.


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