Oh, the infamy of it all!
Today I see that Howie Kurtz takes me to task for my brief post about a London Times article about the US possibly using torture against terror suspects. In that post I said news often appears in the British press which you never see in the United States.
Anyway, Kurtz points out that the article itself refers to a Washington Post article from which the Times had snagged most of the info.
So am I supposed to be embarrassed by this? Okay, maybe a little.
Anyway, back to the main point. I think the larger pattern is true, though this was admittedly a rather unfortunate example. A better example would have been the BBC’s continued unexpurgated reporting of Al Qaeda threats and video taped messages after they had largely been squelched in the American press.
- -Hiring More Journalists
- -Providing free memberships to those who cannot afford them
- -Supporting independent, non-corporate journalism