The Iraqi blogger brouhaha

Did a New York Times story raising questions about a couple of Iraqi bloggers blow their CIA cover--or did the story just blow?

Jay Rosen:The Befuddling Complexity Defense

Did a New York Times story raising questions about the affiliations of the authors behind an Iraqi blog blow their CIA cover--or did the story just blow?

After the piece ran under the provocative headline: "Pro-American Iraqi Blog Provokes Intrigue and Vitriol," the chorus of complaints throughout the blogosphere began almost immediately. The paper's public editor Daniel Okrent has responded with a detailed post on his Weblog but reverberations continue to echo.

Check out Rosen, who teaches journalism at New York University, for good insight. Also, Jeff Jarvis offers a stinging critique of the Gray Lady.

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Charles Cooper was an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at CBSNews.com, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet.

 

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