Thursday, February 12, 2004

Kerry Concerns

I don't link to the Drudge Report because I don't find it reliable (not to mention it's unflinchingly partisan), and I'm not about to start now. Needless to say, he's got some information on Kerry over there that implies a sex scandal is about to break out in the coming days. Instead of linking to Drudge, here's a link to The Corner's analysis of the situation, which is both critical of, and much calmer than, Drudge's. If this story pans out, I'll have a few insights that might (gasp!) be interesting.

Side note: since I'm a novice at editorial discretion, feel free to comment and let me know if my linking policy is stupid, pointless, etc. I recognize it might be just as unprincipled to split the difference and post on a report but not provide a link. Plus, one of the internet's strengths is that it allows people to receive information without relying on the major media outlets, which often ignore, miss, or spin things. But unsubstantiated information is one of the internet's weaknesses. I just find linking to speculation a little distasteful - Instapundit links to speculation all the time, and I think it hurts his credibility a little bit. But I understand his approach: I too have an impulse to get things out to our million-plus readers as soon as possible, and let them decide. Or as Fox News would put it: We Report, You Decide. But We'll Help.

Plus, I have no credibility to lose. How liberating. Almost makes me want to run for president.

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