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March 20: Journalistic Day of Atonement

The anniversary of the Iraq invasion should be an occasion for news organizations to reflect on what they've gotten wrong.

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toritto: In Defense of 'Hysterical' Lefties

The following is by one of my favorite writers (and human beings) -- toritto!!!

Yes. I busted my ass for Obama the first time around.

Opened my checkbook, campaigned, knocked on doors. Did everything I could to see that he carried Florida in the Presidential election.

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Greenwald, Rosen, Scahill and the price of one's journalistic soul

A newly announced media has received a great deal of advanced praise from the left, but its owner's political leanings might shape its direction in a way progressives may not like.

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A brief review of bad reporting

Is Glenn Greenwald a bad reporter just like Judith Miller? A look back at her failures might help to decide.

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Online news stories, corrections, and keeping up to date

Online news stories are both easy to access and easy to correct. Standards for accuracy should reflect both of these new realities.

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James Rosen, irresponsible journalism and untrustworthy governance

UPDATED

Earlier this week I had a brief and unproductive Twitter exchange with Libby Spencer over leaks, whistleblowers and journalists. It was prompted by this from BooMan:
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In praise of local TV news

Local stations have a sometimes well-deserved reputation for not delivering hard news, but they are producing some fine journalism on fracking.

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Bloggers, shield laws and the journalists who don't get it

No Associated Press content was harmed in the writing of this post

Last week an Oregon blogger named Crystal Cox had a $2.5 million defamation judgment issued against her. It was for posts she had written about investment firm Obsidian Finance Group and its co-founder Kevin Padrick; the case hinged on whether her allegations were factual or not. Padrick said they were defamatory, while Cox said they were factual but that because said facts had been leaked to her by an inside source she could not provide details. She then claimed she was protected by journalism shield laws allowing her to not name the source. Read below the fold...

David Dayen and Pushing the Establishment Meme

David Dayen gets in wrong twice today (here and here). Read below the fold...

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D.C. Conventional Wisdom Being Dismantled - From the Outside

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Joe Klein: Still Haunted By His Shoddy FISA Reporting

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On the Evolution of the Village Writers Guild and the Blogosphere

There are days when I really pity my friend Matt, who has done so much unheralded work behind the scenes as well as out in front, and who sometimes gets sucked into to soon-forgotten but potentially damaging controversies when what he really deserves is a leadership role in the party hierarchy. Read below the fold...

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Meanwhile: Afghanistan is No Place for Real Reporting

I was in a tiny minority back in 2001, believing as I did then that a bombing and strafing campaign that sent Talib leaders running for the safety of the hills of Warzistan was not the right response to 9/11. And even if it was, there's this thing called "follow through." Something most Repubicans no nothing about. Read below the fold...

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Media lies about polls (put on shocked face)

(MSNBC) Facebook chooses Huckabee, so far

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Round Up, I Mean "Regulate" Citizen Journalists

El Gato is right to make fun of this guy's combover as well as his pathetic 'reasoning.' Christ, just look at the title:

Unfettered 'citizen journalism' too risky

My God! Somebody think of the children!!
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