Year end reviews ...
Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette recalls the stories he had covered over the past year that can now be aptly tagged "fake but accurate" journalism and notes why it is important to see the year as a whole:
And there's good reason to do so, because the totality of the effort reveals something that the individual parts can not. A single exposure of media bias, or poor reporting, or outright misinformation from any source can be dismissed - everyone is entitled to a occasional mistake [emphasis in original], after all. But a year's worth, well, that's a bit harder to ignore.A couple stories that I haven't seen included much in summaries are the Kodee Kennings story that wasn't, the "Willy Pete" farce (covered so well by the Daily Ablution, starting here), and Linda Foley's channeling of Eason Jordan. The last, I played a tiny role in covering here.
It's unfortunate there has been such a rash of these last few weeks, including the fake DHS story perpetrated by still anonymous UMD student that many swallowed hook, line and sinker. These late in the year stories, particularly ones that cross into the new year, often get less "year in review" coverage than they should.