Friday, February 17, 2006
Oh, the Irony
From a Los Angeles Times report (courtesy of Truthout) about why the "Niger uranium rumors" would not die no matter how often the intelligence agencies debunked them:
The story refused to die for several reasons, including a strong appetite in the Pentagon and the White House for information that supported a case for war, and a widely recognized phenomenon in the intelligence field in which bad information, when repeated by multiple sources, appears to be corroborated.This phenomenon desperately needs to be widely recognized in the news media. Just think of the way the Echo Chamber "corroborated" all the phony stories about Gore, no matter how often they were debunked; and more recently, the assertion that the Abramoff Affair is a bipartisan scandal.
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