First With the Scoop, if Not the Truth

Filed as General on April 17, 2004 7:29 pm

by Duncan

Great coverage for Gawker Media blog Wonkette:
NY Times> When the notoriously unreliable Drudge Report blared the stunning headline in February that Senator John Kerry had had an affair with a woman on his staff, the gossip columns in Washington’s newspapers did not print a word. Ana Marie Cox saw an opening.
Ms. Cox, writing in her new web log Wonkette, gleefully shared every unsubstantiated detail. That the story faded, unsupported by any evidence, seemed almost inconsequential to Ms. Cox. “It was just one of those things that people in Washington were talking about,” Ms. Cox said later, by way of explanation. read more>

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