Don’t aspire to be the NYT of the blogosphere

Posted: July 26, 2010 by datechguy in blogs
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It looks like Digger’s Realm and Kimberly Dvorak are bucking for the title NYT of the blogosphere from what we are seeing at Confederate Yankee :

I noted she can’t provide any evidence to support her story, and was not likely develop evidence to support it. I told her that at this point, she should issue a retraction, mentioning that her LE sources have made claims, but that they are contradicted by multiple agencies and Laredo media, both print and television.

Her response was even more telling.

I have not got anyone to tell me via phone or email – ‘It did not happen, name and title.’ They tell me they can neither confirm or deny. My LE was there. I’m not asking you to believe me or tell me I’m lying. It was a FYI story and I stand by it. Senior DHS brass have said it did not happen, but said that was off the record and no name. Why? So to me there is no proof one way or the other.

In fairness to everyone I posed on the story myself when I saw it with a qualifier or two but my update striking it came within 5 min of the first post.

# 24 July, 2010 @ 19:01 by datechguy
# 24 July, 2010 @ 18:57 by datechguy
# 24 July, 2010 @ 18:56 by datechguy
# 24 July, 2010 @ 18:56 by datechguy

If you have something wrong the best thing to do is to admit it and move on. We are all human and we are going to get some things wrong, particularly if you are an individual without an organization to back you up. I know it’s hard, particularly if you have what appears to be a big scoop and the hits have come in droves, but, it’s bad form, just let it go.

Let’s leave the “you can’t prove it didn’t happen” standard for the MSM.

Update: It looks like I owe both of them an apology

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