Chalk one up for citizens media

While the New York Post was busy getting it wrong during the night, this was posted on a bulletin board of at 9:44pm.
John Kerry“s 757 was in hgr 4 pit tonight John Edwards vp decals were being put on engine cowlings and upper fuselage.
This is the kind of stuff that drives crazy those who cling to beliefs in the rightness of traditional media while rejecting the notion that citizens can play an important role too. Of course, the poster could have been lying, but that’s possible with any source on a news item.
It’s also interesting to note that blogs covering this posting prior to Kerry’s announcement (example) gave the proper caveats.


  1. I was up all night. I saw that on blogspot. What’s funny to me is that ne1 would believe the NY Post anyway. Right-wing rag!

  2. Well done by the aviation poster. It’s one of those scoops that looks brilliant if it’s right — and stupid if it’s wrong. Fortunately for the flyboy, he looks brilliant — and the Post looks stupid.

    Still, I wouldn’t have run the story based on the aviator blog. Citizen media is fantastic, but the old fashioned rules still apply — one source does not a story make.

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