There is this odd resurfacing rumour that webloggers make a habit of "debunking" mainstream media. I would like to "debunk" this misconception. Look, here is someone trying to apply the misconception to Iraq bloggers;
...editors are cruising to be scooped by such local Iraqi blogs as Iraq the Model, which last summer debunked a Los Angeles Times story on the departure of Coalition Provisional Authority head L. Paul Bremer. The Times told its readers that Bremer had fled abruptly, "afraid to look in the eye the people he had ruled for more than a year." In fact, as Iraq the Model reported, Mr. Bremer before leaving delivered a television address that gave a moving account of his tenure and his hopes for the new...
Is it just me or does nobody else have "television address" leap out at them like an orange jumpsuit at guantanamo bay? Come on people, it's not uncommon to pre-record telly and radio addresses. With all due respect to the bloggers at Iraq The Model, since when did pre-recorded telly announcement's qualify for "look in the eye" bravery?
UPDATE; Comments on this post switched off. Have said it before, will say it Again. This site was not created so that people could swear at and stir each other up. If you'd like to present your opinion here try to do so without being an arsehole. That applies to comments from all political positions.
UPDATE UPDATE; Ok. I have relented and switched back on. How many people are really scrolling all the way back here just for this thread anyway?