Sunday, December 02, 2007

The New Republic's Pseudo-Admission of Failure

This 15 page tirade from TNR blames essentially everyone else of doing wrong but TNR. They also insult the mil-bloggers and those bloggers who called their precious propaganda piece into question. This is amazing in that they manage to take nearly no responsibility for any of their reporting and complete failure to check any facts.
When I last spoke with Beauchamp in early November, he continued to stand by his stories. Unfortunately, the standards of this magazine require more than that. And, in light of the evidence available to us, after months of intensive re-reporting, we cannot be confident that the events in his pieces occurred in exactly the manner that he described them. Without that essential confidence, we cannot stand by these stories.
You can read it if you want, but to be honest, just skip it. I won't bother reading anything there ever again. With luck they'll dry up and blow away.

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