A better death row for lobsters? Part II:
I was struggling the other day with how to describe Whole Foods' lobster (and now T-Day) silliness. I found the perfect descripiton over at Dan's site
: 'pious frauds.' ... 'Tangled relationship': Joan
rightly bemoans the state of journalism post-Judy and now post-Bob. Meanwhile, Jonathan Alter
reviews Mary Mapes' new book and finds her credibility lacking because she never acknowledges how the Globe had previously discredited the source that she ended up relying upon for her infamous '60 Minutes' piece. Like Joan, Alter warns of the 'tangled relationship between reporter and source.' ...
Speaking of souces regarding pre-war WMD intelligence (which is what the Plame affair is ultimately about), the LA Times
goes back to the original German sources for reports about Saddam's alleged pre-war germ warfare capabilities. The typically long Times article, which has 12 jumps (I kid you not), doesn't prove the administration 'lied' about pre-war WMD intelligence. But it is one more piece of evidence that administration officials were fanatical, incompetent and simply wouldn't listen to contrary views. ...