Thursday, August 30, 2007

Integrity In The Press. There's Still Some Left

Editor tells Feebies "On yer bike."

CNN reported on Tuesday that when the FBI asked Seattle newspapers and televisions stations to run photographs of two dark-haired men, taken by the captain of a Seattle ferry who considered their behavior suspicious, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer refused.
The refusal, which was defended by Managing Editor David McCumber in his blog at the paper, was quickly painted as a major transgression by Fox News, Michelle Malkin, and right-wing blogs.

McCumber joined CNN's John Roberts to explain his decision.
"We felt that suspicion is not evidence and that homeland security isn't just a blanket reason to deviate from our usual standards," McCumber stated. Raw Story

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