Gross negligence

If there is any truth to this story about the supposed high school journalist who went to Iraq, the American media will be guilty of complicity in a hoax. Their ability (or will) to get to the bottom of scams in which they have been duped will once again be shown to be laughable.

But, of course, when the pinnacle of American media lacks interest in uncovering the facts behind a hoax into which it has been duped, is this surprising? If the role model is content to publish a hoax and move on with no further reflection, is it surprising that the norm becomes firmly established?

Hat tip: Lucianne.com

Thomas Lifson  1 21 06

If there is any truth to this story about the supposed high school journalist who went to Iraq, the American media will be guilty of complicity in a hoax. Their ability (or will) to get to the bottom of scams in which they have been duped will once again be shown to be laughable.

But, of course, when the pinnacle of American media lacks interest in uncovering the facts behind a hoax into which it has been duped, is this surprising? If the role model is content to publish a hoax and move on with no further reflection, is it surprising that the norm becomes firmly established?

Hat tip: Lucianne.com

Thomas Lifson  1 21 06