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January 13, 2005


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1. Andrew Greenberg on January 14, 2005 12:08 AM writes...

Failure to provide a searchable .pdf of the report constitutes a lack of transparency? That's your gripe with CBS?

Firing four key employees not enough. Losing a significant, high-profile actors not enough. Now, omigosh! Ernie's troubled by the distribution of a .pdf.

Be serious.

What's next? Tin-foil hats?

(Seriously, this is nonsense. With respect to my good friend and colleague, Ernie -- its just whining, and probably reasonably explained. Why would they do that? I routinely scour documents I want attributed to me to remove metadata and to avoid means by which it can be easily edited or forged. Every now and then, I or my assistant forgets to do so, and I replace the "open" pdf with a closed one. Moreover, I routinely review documents provided by potentially adverse people for the same reason -- it more often than it has any right to do so provides something useful I would not have obtained otherwise.)

Ernie's outrage is misplaced. So, too, is the import he gives to this issue, particularly in view of other, far more remarkable, media abuses.

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2. Andrew Greenberg on January 15, 2005 07:11 PM writes...

Wow. Reviewing the traffic and trackbacks, just plain silly. Committing a crime for profit to produce a paid-for story, and covering it up -- that's fine. Replacing a file with the right one, that's loss of transparency.

Sorry, guys, its you who have no credibility here.

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3. Andrew Greenberg on January 15, 2005 07:12 PM writes...

Wow. Reviewing the traffic and trackbacks, just plain silly. Committing a crime for profit to produce a paid-for story, and covering it up -- that's fine. Replacing a file with the correct one, that's a loss of transparency.

Sorry, guys, its your politically motivated faux-criticism that has no credibility here.

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