Sunday, 9 April 2006

Around the blogosphere

Thanks to Silflay Hraka and John in Carolina for their kind words and links; both have interesting posts of their own on the Duke lacrosse rape allegations (which I linked earlier this sentence) that are worth reading.

Steven Taylor and Bryan S. take different sides on the issue of leaks; I think Bryan has the better argument:

“Unnamed Sources” damage the credibility of journalists, who often use such sources on stories that have absolutely no real need for such anonymous sourcing. From a political perspective, leaking is not so problematic. From the journalism perspective, it is a cancer on the Washington press corps, which has shown itself craven by not refusing such charades.

On the lighter side, Joy went to see Death Cab and Franz Ferdinand on Saturday night and has reactions to the evening. Now if I can just get tickets for Jimmy Eat World’s next tour my belated transformation into an emo kid will be complete.

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[Permalink] 1. Steven Taylor wrote @ Sun, 9 Apr 2006, 9:40 pm CDT:

I wouldn’t say we take different sides, per se. I tihnk Bryan rightly described me as agnostic on the subject, in terms of their value.

I actually agree with Bryan in part, although it does seem to me that anonymous sources can lead to useful information being released that otherwise might not be.

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