Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Remedial Journalism from Shanghai

Conventional wisdom has it that excitable bloggers spread false rumors during a crisis and muddy the informational waters, as opposed to the responsible, reliable old Main Stream Media.

Now here is James Fallows, a pillar of the MSM, from Shanghai taking to the woodshed another MSM outlet, the Chicago Sun-Times, for riling up the world's most populous nation by hawking a story that the Virginia Tech killer was Chinese and, when it proved unfounded, trying to burying the links to it.

Nice going, Sun-Times. Rupert Murdoch may no longer own you, but his legacy lives on.

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