Have you noticed that if you ask a class of journalism students why they want to be a journalist they all say "I want to make a difference?" For a while everyone in high school wanted to be a marine scientist, a la Cousteau, now they all want to be forensic scientist. I wonder what the next fad will be.

Posted by Ruth H at November 11, 2005 01:55 AM

The documents were fakes, and it was shoddy reporting. Someone certainly deserved to be fired over it. What was lost in the short over the documents, though, was the substantive truth of the story itself---for which the documents were only one piece of evidence. The TANG unit's former secretary said she knew right away that the dcuments were fake, because the commanding officer would never have put such comments in writing. She also said, though, that they captured exactly what he said about Bush verbally.

Posted by Pericles at November 13, 2005 05:15 AM

exactly! they're not supposed to create news, just report it.

gawd i hate journalists.

Posted by annika at November 19, 2005 07:02 PM