Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Don't Miss Jane Hamsher Live Chat at 1:00pm EST

Jane Hamsher from FireDogLake will be participating in a live chat with the Washington Post at 1:00p.m. EST. The following is the question I submitted. I do not expect it to be read or answered.

The traditional media has long been inaccessible to it's readers and viewers and could control criticism by simply not printing it. With the internet and the popularity of blogs the public now has the ability to criticize traditional media openly and in real time even if you don't allow comments on your site. Do you think that this will improve the quality of the information delivered by the Washington Post?

Journalistic integrity is the core issue here, not whether Abramoff gave money to Democrats. Also, Ms. Howell's comment was not inartful. It was irresponsible and exposed her lack of integrity. She found the only way to include Democrats in the Abramoff scandal and she plugged it in as if to paint them with the same brush as DeLay, Ney, Abramoff, Safavian, Scanlon and the other Republicans who are actually involved in the scandal side of this issue. There were many, many politicians from both parties who received money from Indian Tribes who did absolutely nothing wrong. In refusing to include this qualifying information Ms. Howell failed her readers and the Washington Post.

Jane will be live blogging the exchange on her site, so open a couple of windows and join in the fun! Don't forget the Open Letter to the Washington Post site.


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