Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Editorials: Where I rant to the wall about politics. And sometimes the wall rants back.

Jamil found?

Jerry Stratton, January 4, 2007

Has the Associated Press found its Stephen Glass? Two days after I finally comment on the Jamil Hussein controversy, it looks like Jamil Hussein may have finally been located. Whether this is good or bad for the AP depends on whether they can focus the story on his existence or on their own journalism. It does make it easier to determine if the stories that relied on him as a source are truthful or merely truthy.

In response to The big lie and the Associated Press: One reason that bigger lies go undetected is that they’re harder to verify.