Better Journalism Please, Part II

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

AmericaBlog sums it up:

This piece on Obama is just mind-bogglingly awful. Essentially, this is the summary: "There are a bunch of vicious rumors online about Obama. Obama denies them, but some random people interviewed assume they’re true. Because these random people think the smears might be true, we’ll tell you all about the smears, but without saying that they’re all false and malicious. Plus, if they are true, it might torpedo his candidacy!"

Seriously. It’s like, "Random emails say Obama is a Muslim. He says he’s not. But if he is, he’s screwed!" It’s absurd.

The article in question is on page one of the dead-tree version of the Washington Post.