Monday, May 22, 2006

Rove Indictment: The Story that Wasn't

More from today's Washington Post on the big blog story that never happened -- the Rove indictment. The day of the highly blogged big meeting?

Robert Luskin, Karl Rove's lawyer, says he spent most of the day on May 12 taking his cat to the veterinarian and having a technician fix his computer at home.

He was stunned, therefore, when journalists started calling to ask about an online report that he had spent half the day at his law office, negotiating with Patrick Fitzgerald -- and that the special prosecutor had secretly obtained an indictment of Rove.

Sadly, at the root of it all is yet another "journalist" who could have potentially fabricated sources in this story and others. Blogger or not, this sort of thing gives all of us who worked hard to earn journalism degrees a bad name. It's not a blog-related phenomenon as those at the NY Times can tell you. There's no question that good bloggers are bird-dogging good stories for the mainstream media now on a regular basis. But an alleged bad apple just puts a rotten shine on the whole system.

1 Comments:

At Tue May 23, 05:48:00 PM, Blogger Synonymous said...

Journalists who fabricate? How rude.

If not dinner, lunch?

 

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