Thursday, May 08, 2003

Everything you know about the DC sniper shootings is wrong. This week's Washington City Paper has a long, riveting, and utterly convincing cover story arguing that much of what we know about the sniper shootings comes from partly and/or wholly fabricated reports by former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair.

City Paper reporters Erik Wemple and Josh Levin, who were on Blair's case even before he was forced to resign over his lifting of a story from the San Antonio Express News and the Associated Press, have produced a model of media sleuthing.

Not that this is the City Paper's intent, but wait till the right-wing Howell Raines-bashers find someone to read this to them.

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