Thursday, March 13, 2003

Portraits in Courage

Atrios has the details on a confession by Washington Post reporter Jonathan Weisman. The short and simple: the White House has been requiring reporters to alter quotes before vetting them for publication. In other words, if a reporter wants to quote a White House insider anonymously they have to submit them the White House first who may then alter them before saying that the quote is okay. And the reporters, knowing this is going on, have willingly allowed the printing of quotes that aren't quotes. Is there any doubt left about the complete bankruptcy of the establishment press?


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