Tuesday, August 02, 2005

You Didn't Hear It From Me

An unnamed source has alerted me to a post by Roger L. Simon about the Washington Post's liberal use of unnamed sources in a story about a U.S. intelligence review of Iran's nuclear program:
"It's a full look at what we know, what we don't know and what assumptions we have," a U.S. source said.

A U. S. source!? They actually printed that with a straight face. (I assume they did anyway.) What, pray tell, is a "U. S. source"? I guess they mean someone in the government, but it could just as well be your Aunt Fanny in Nome, Alaska. And they say bloggers don't have editors!