Semi-Daily Journal Archive

The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Hoisted from Comments: Tom Ricks Explains Why He Did Not Write the Stories He Thought He Should Be Writing

Howard asks, at

So I'm curious: how do Ricks and Kurtz account for the excellent work that Knight-Ridder did in the run-up to war?

The implicit answer is that wire service editors have other things to do than to rein in their reporters. Wire services have to trust their reporters, because there is never any time to second-guess them.


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