It's not journalism because the Daily is not a newspaper; it's an industry trade rag for residual acolytes of Albright-ism.scobienz wrote:The interesting point here is Colin Meyn's excuse about the meaning of his quotes being changed in the editing process. What is that all about?
The guy said he told the journalist that he had no interest in retiring to Cambodia and yet the article is published with the line that he is considering retiring to Cambodia. That's not editing; that's a complete change from what was said. Colin Meyn suggests the story as it was originally submitted was accurate, but editing changed it.
Editing didn't just change it; they totally fabricated stuff to suit the story they wanted to appear, complete with colourful and oh so slyly insinuating interjections that he was eating schnitzel. Fuck they might as well have said he was tattooed and wearing a wifebeater - it's the same impact.
OK, it's not Khmer Times plagiarism, but it's pretty shoddy journalism nonetheless.
Akin to expecting an unbiased nutritional examination of high fructose corn syrup from the Iowa Corn Growers Association's 'Husker's Monthly'.