|COLLECT IN MID-STREAM|
I don't know why I was shocked to discover that Mid Stream Media like Newsweek, NY Times, and CBS have chosen to lower their standards of proof to the level of 'it could happen.' After Rathergate I can only conclude that Newsweek would run an unverified story simply because it was inflamatory and would make trouble for the Bush administration in the Middle east.
Somewhere, Somehow, in a journalism class in some college, there may still exist a naïve young person who actually believes the MSM is unbiased and objective. Although Newsweek retracted a story they admitted was made up, big media in the United States has adopted the conjecture and heresay standard of news verification that we haven't seen since the more extreme anti-war atrocity stories of the Vietnam War.