A few good posts and stories today:
- Ace of Spades wonders why the NY Times really twists themselves into knots trying to paint good economic news as bad. As if it's a mystery.
- Jeff Goldstein ponders the LA Times story on "planted" good news stories in the Iraqi press, wondering why this is supposed to be a bad thing. He also wonders why he didn't hear about it's use in earlier skirmishes. Stephen Green and Rusty Shackleford provide additional thoughts, with the latter providing a proper definition of propaganda for those unsure of the meaning of the word. Here's my question: Is it wrong to encourage the people you're trying to help to see your presence as a good thing?
- Failing to recognize that your photos show the wrong soldiers, then weakly covering up with Photoshop is not the way to influence people.
- Scott Johnson at Power Line takes apart Mary Mapes and CBS. Again. Why? Because she won't go away.