Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Bad Reporting 101

Originally from Orbusmax, you know it is bad reporting since it is in the Seattle P.I. P-I reporter Mike Barber ends an article about the court-martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada by ending with this gem:
Watada made an appearance over the weekend at several peace events in and around Seattle. A week before, after Watada lost in a military court several free-speech inspired motions to put the legality of the war on trial in his defense, a "citizens panel" at The Evergreen State College's Tacoma campus convened over that issue.
A "citizens panel" at The Evergreen State College's Tacoma campus"?!? Why not just put in a quote from the Queen of England. She has about as much say on the matter as this "citizens panel". No explanation of what the "citizens panel" is, who they are, how many they are, how they fit into any of this, what they had to say. Good job Mike. Just so you know Mike, one of the leaders of the "citizens panel" was Daniel Ellsberg , noted 9/11 conspiracy theory nutcase.

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