Dan R Allen wrote:

> >Dan:
> But you also see cites like this:
> "On Monday, Perisic and two others were charged with espionage, the
> state-run Tanjug news agency reported, citing a statement released by
> military prosecutors. If convicted, the three face between three and 15
> years in jail." This came from the on-line version of the Las Vegas Sun,
> under a AP byline.
> http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/w-eur/2002/sep/30/093002490.html

An example of a verifiable citation.

> So while saying "Janes reported" may not be as specific as you desire, it
> does not lessen it's validity, or the reliability of the reporter.

An example of a hard-to-verify citation. For some reason I find more of this kind
in certain online news sources (like CNS)  that the right wing especially seems
to be attracted to. Am not sure why that should be so. Surely it can't be that
right-wingers can't tell a valid journalistic service from a propaganda service.
I know some smart conservatives who would never fail to make that distinction.

Marc A. Schindler
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