Monday, May 16, 2005

It's official!

Newsweek has retracted its story, presumably based at least in part on pressure from the White House, and from bloggers falsely attributing the violence in Afghanistan to faulty reporting. This is a story which is entirely plausible, has been reported before, and was confirmed not just by "an anonymous source," but by an anonymous government official at the Pentagon who had reliably confirmed stories before.

But hey, it's probably better in the long run to have the Administration in charge of the press, right? That way nobody can report on things that might not advance Administration policies, right?

This makes me sick.