Scoops and attribution are our topic today; specifically, who deserves credit for breaking one of the weekend buzz stories coming out of the debates. We're referring to Fox News' fake posting which quoted John Kerry as saying: "Didn't my nails and cuticles look great? What a good debate!" [...]
Now, in this case, it's Josh Marshall. Real journalist, real name, credit him. But are you really going to credit some person of unspecified gender named "Stet," some guy named "Gen. JC Christian, Patriot," or some blog named "Little Green Footballs?" Their reporting may be as gossipy and dodgy as a blog's, but there may still be things that are below The New York Times.
Monday, October 04, 2004