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Posts on ‘June 16th, 2007’

Amateurish Pro Journalism Promotes Dishonest Book

It’s disappointing to see the new book, “Cult of the Amateur,” getting so much attention from media organizations — but sadly not surprising. As noted here and elsewhere, the book is rife with falsehoods and misrepresentations, but journalists aren’t bothering to do any homework. As they do so often, they just conduct interviews, giving a […]

Unfortunate Advertising at TPMmuckraker

The advertisement at the top of a story this morning on held out the promise of a “Free Apple iPhone.” I had to turn off the audio come-on that launched when I loaded the page, which was annoying enough. But that’s not why I note this ad, or why Joshua Micah Marshall, proprietor of […]