Friday, March 18, 2005

Dan Gillmor on the Corruption of Journalism

A Dan Gillmor post calls a spade a spade.

"Earlier this week, President Bush defended this utterly indefensible policy, and even joked about it...
The Bush policy is simple: It is part of an administration's deliberate attempt to corrupt the practice of journalism. This practice did not start with Bush, as right-wingers who can't bring themselves to criticize their hero note in defense of this corruption. Indeed, Clinton used the same technique several times.
But there's not a hint that Clinton's administration was in the same league of manipulative practices that are the standard for this one."



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