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The Weblog at The View from the Core - Wed. 08/16/06 05:59:28 PM

"London-to-D.C. Flight Diverted for Unruly Passenger With 'Note Referencing Al Qaeda' (Update: Reports of Note Denied)"

A fine example of what's wrong with minute-by-minute blogging as well as minute-by-minute TV reporting.

With all due respect to Michelle Malkin and to her guest blogger Mary Katharine Ham.... what good does it do anybody to blog the barest of details of a breaking story, some (most?) of which turn out to be false, but maybe they'll turn out to have been true, unless they were really false or... or... or... what?

Do we really need the worst aspects of maniacal round-the-clock TV news transmogrified into a weblog?

Good grief.

P.S. Six updates across 6 hours & 46 minutes to make sure we know that makeup won't hurt anybody. Thanks a lot!

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Wed. 08/16/06 05:59:28 PM
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