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Posts on ‘October 23rd, 2006’

It's Not Over, Mr. Williams

USA Today: Pundit Armstrong Williams settles case over promoting education reforms. Armstrong Williams says the $34,000 he will repay to the U.S. government is a small price to pay to put a 2-year-old punditry scandal behind him. Is he joking? This isn’t behind him. Armstrong Williams will always be known as a classic opinion launderer. […]

Whither Investigative Journalism

Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post says “Tightened Belts Could Put Press In a Pinch“: Real investigative reporting, as opposed to the what-happened-yesterday stuff, is time-consuming, risky and expensive. And as one news organization after another sheds staff in this tough financial climate, it’s worth considering what aggressive journalism has produced lately. Yes, worth considering. […]