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Enron founder Kenneth Lay is dead

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Posted: July 7, 2006, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

Can't resist this 'challenge' even though it was not aimed my way (just passing by Wink).

http://www.answers.com/topic/drudge-report

look for " Errors at the Report " near the bottom of page. Seems like Matt is not above bloggering [sic] unconfirmed -- some even say entirely made-up -- "reports" in his quest to be the first out of the gate.

Hard to separate rumours from facts sometimes ... or propaganda from truth ... bloggers and MSM (MainStream Media) alike, IMO.

I forgot. The main stream media never makes anything up. Neither does the NY Times. Silly me.

Most of Drudge's stuff is just breaking news from other sites, many of which can't handle the volume of hits that get generated. Better then some of the stuff the AP puts out though. Most main stream sources would have to be called the dredge  report since they seem to be bottom feeders at best.

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    Posted: July 8, 2006, 2:53 am - IP Logged
    I forgot. The main stream media never makes anything up. Neither does the NY Times. Silly me.

    Most of Drudge's stuff is just breaking news from other sites, many of which can't handle the volume of hits that get generated. Better then some of the stuff the AP puts out though. Most main stream sources would have to be called the dredge  report since they seem to be bottom feeders at best.

    LOL, these days it's hard not to be skeptical when it comes to any media source, MSM or bloggers. A healthy dose of skepticism is what's needed at best of times but it is almost mandatory when being bombarded from all sides in this ever changing multi-media world. 

    Bloggers have carved a niche for themselves, and the fact is it's still much easier for them to 'bury' mistakes without much lasting consequence. The majors tend to get raked over the coals when they screw up, and thus risk losing their precious ratings. Hence the MSM still need to be more cautious when confirming their reports. The bloggers tend not  to be scrutinized as harshly. That doesn't always stop the MSM from putting out their share of garbage though Big Grin

    if at first you don't succeed ... destroy all evidence you ever tried  Cool