Blame the White House

Powerline is reviewing today’s Washington Post article, which is very similar to a number of stories in other papers, about how CBS showed the documents to the White House and when the President’s men didn’t steer them off the story, they took that as “authentication” of the documents. The White House denies this, but it will certainly provide fodder for the conspiracy theorists who find sinister motives behind anything that doesn’t back up their point of view (aka closed-minded gits). Journalists love to think of themselves as front line investigators uncovering things through hard work, luck and their own intelligence. In fact, they are just spoon-fed most of their stories by people with agendas. Reminds me of US counterintelligence efforts where most spies are simply found by leaks within the home country’s intel community rather than by gumshoe detective work. ]]>

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