Tuesday, May 24, 2005

A reporter takes responsibility -- sort of...

Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff took a step toward accountability for the Gitmo Koran Desecration story fiasco, admitting on the Charlie Rose show that he had not properly corroborated his source, reports AP.

Could this be the moment, when a major news medium steps up and takes responsibility for its reporting. Are they finally going to say, "It was us. We blew it. We're responsible. We'll do better and try to make it right"?


Isikoff then steps back, saying, "It's thrown us off our game for a little bit. I think this will end up being a blip."

Nice. How many ruined reputations in an off game? How many dead people in a blip?

No comments: