Monday, May 23, 2005

Be Glad Newsweek Doesn't Build Planes

The world is struggling to understand why the US MSM lies all the time. Newsweek reveals that one reason is that it has no conception of quality assurance.

Of course the MSM is populated by lefties who lie to damage their political opponents - as with CBS/Rathergate.

But how to explain Newsweek? It was a short story, it wasn't timed for maximum damage, it had no forged supporting data.

Newsweek's editor gives the game away to Time with this rueful comment:

"You have to be prepared to defend the accuracy of everything that appears in the magazine—no matter how short."

Now imagine the CEO of Boeing whining that:

"You have to be prepared to test every component of the 777—even small ones."