Wednesday, May 30, 2007

And then the blogosphere exploded

with news that Fred Thompson was finally going to run for president. Only to find out via the National Review that nobody from Thompson's crew said any such thing as the NR called and verified rather than risk publishing a rumor as fact.

See what happens when one news agency just assumes that another news agency or a blog checked its facts?

On the bright side Mr. Thompson got a free test on how much media coverage to expect when he does decide to announce he's running.