Tuesday, January 20, 2004

60 MINUTES, 35 YEARS AND SHOWING IT

I didn't see the 60 Minutes piece featuring Paul O'Neill and all the "big time" disclosures about how the Bush administration starting planning the invasion of Iraq before they got to Washington, or whatever other claptrap his book said.

The blogosphere has gotten to be so good at fisking any story that I've grown lazy about "news", at least when it's first reported. After a few days, the truth slowly appears after a story has been dissected and reassembled.

It may be a little tardy, but Pejman Yousefzadeh's assessment of 60 Minutes' shoddy work deserves better than it will probably get.

60 Minutes has a history of good work and dreadful work, and the good pieces are getting to be few and very far between.


0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home