Wednesday, January 12, 2005


CJR writes to Romenesko:

On the larger question of WHY this happened, we are not equipped with the mind-reading equipment that they apparently issue to editorial writers at the Post. But our best guess is that it had a lot to do with the desperate hunger of a third-place network to be first on a big story and a producer whose ambition went way over the line. The cover story in the same issue as "Blog-Gate" is about a vigilante in Afghanistan who sold the media a lot of dubious information, including a questionable tape of an Al Qaeda "training camp." Who was the first to buy it? 60 Minutes, for a story by Dan Rather and Mary Mapes.

Why isn't anyone calling for an investigation of that one?