an extended excerpt of the new book, “Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush,” by Eric Boehlert. It’s a scathing critique of the media’s handling of the run up to the Iraq war. Well worth a read, particularly the parts about Judith Miller at the NYTimes.
Salon looks a little deeper
into the distinction in photo captions between “Looting” and “finding”. The differences were initially noted in many places, notably at Boing Boing on Tuesday.
In Wired News today,
Adam L Penenberg updates us on how Salon is doing with the combination of site subscriptions and click-through day passes: Salon’s Balancing Act. I subscribe to Salon, so I don’t often see the day pass ads, but I was thrilled when I noted that The Economist is using a similar strategy.
Today there are a whole slew
of articles about yesterday’s oral argument in Grokster v MGM that were heard in the US Supreme Court: Reuters, Linda Greenhouse in the New York Times, Wired News, Emily Bazelon in Slate, a context/impact piece in Salon by Andrew Leonard, Hiawatha Bray in the Boston Globe.
Farhad Manjoo in Salon:
A picture is no longer worth a thousand words. In the digital age, photographic evidence no longer means ‘proof’. The point that gets missed, however, is that it’s about time – photographs never consisted of proof of anything, have always been subject to doctoring and manipulation, and anyhow have weight far beyond their supposed “truth” or “fiction”.
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