Eason bubbles up
: The Miami Herald does a story about Eason Jordan.
Jordan’s remarks — which he says were misinterpreted — were not reported in the mainstream media until hundreds of blogs had been buzzing about them for a week and demanding explanations from CNN.
”When thinking people, especially journalism professionals, say something like that — that U.S. troops might be war criminals — and can’t substantiate it, you’ve got to follow it up,” said Jack Shafer, media critic for the influential website slate.com. “Blogs always seem to ask much tougher questions of a powerful media figure than Time magazine or The New York Times or Newsweek do.”
: I missed the Boston Globe’s item on this. So so far, the story has been in some form in the Post (and a few of its clients), the Globe, the Herald, and FoxNews. Anywhere else?