Saturday, August 12, 2006

Those Damn Amateurs

High praise for Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs from LA Weekly:

Johnson caught Dan Rather trying to swing a presidential election, and now he’s blown a giant hole in the credibility of the world’s largest news service. As a result of his work, Reuters has been forced to delete all 920 Hajj photographs from its database, tighten its filing drills and institute a new policy whereby all Middle East photographs will be checked by the editor-in-charge on the Global Pictures Desk before release. Johnson achieved all this in, oh, about 48 hours.

High praise indeed. Not bad for a site C.J. Smith referred to as mere “constitutionally protected hate speech.”

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