Thursday, February 26, 2009

And This

In the ongoing saga with James Madison University's "Breeze" article that painted Marines in such a poor light, the following developments are worth mentioning: The articles have been pulled - not so much because they were controversial, but because editorial staff placed a VERY high level of background research and quintuple redundancy on the next installment. The writer, being a full-time student with a real life to which he must attend, is severely lacking in the resources and free time required to sit down with DOD representatives to verify various claims.

While I have not yet determined its location, I have been told that a letter of apology has been issued by "Breeze" editors. When I have tracked it down, I will share it.

I have a number of thoughts on how this article's withdrawal was handled, and will attend to sharing them when I have the time. For the past two days, I have been extremely busy with work (yes, Ben still works sometimes), and writing has suffered as a consequence. Tomorrow's routine should be more forgiving.

I appreciate everybody's patience.

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1 comment:

  1. Am I allowed, as the little sister, to say (quietly) "tempest in a teapot"?