Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The media and its secrets

Almost 24 hours ago, a kidnapping occurred in Dallas. I'd tell you more, but that's all I know. Newspapers, TV and radio will not release the victim's name (he's rumored to be from a prominent family) and other details, we're told, to help ensure his safety. This blackout has even flummoxed some in the media.

I don't know what to think, but it's interesting when set against media conduct in the Plame affair and in the NYTimes Sarah Boxer Iraqi blogger story. The press, it seems, does have standards. But they change with every story.

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