A great dKos diary from pmorian examines how the press distorts Clark’s non-attack on McCain’s POW suffering while ignoring Gen. Taguba’s use of the term "war crimes" to describe the Bush administration. As a reporter who put Taguba’s comments in Graf 6 and ran a big honkin’ picture of the general on a PHR piece, I endorse that sentiment 100 percent.

Yes, the media sucks, word to my Ampad spiral notebook. But we are the media now. When I was 17, I wanted to support ABC No Rio and WFMU and I also wanted to see 30 of my favorite bands play. So me and two of my best friends put on a two-day festival. DIY! Seriously. You know I believe it. We don’t have to put up with this sort of lazy media tripe. If you’ve got the time, the resources, the hunger, the integrity: start reporting, start writing, break down the walls.

Spencer Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman

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