August 21, 2002
Westerfield Trial Verdict incoming

Which means that tonight is going to be an interesting one at The San Diego Union-Tribune. *UPDATE* Guilty, Guilty, Guilty.

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August 1, 2002
Good journalism

If you haven't been reading The Washington Post's series on the fall of Enron, you're missing out. The latest installment is here. I know you've heard it before, but I'd like to point out the following paragraph: That same day, Robert E. Rubin, the former Treasury secretary now with Citigroup Inc., called Peter R. Fisher, […]

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July 28, 2002
The Fall of Enron

That's the title of The Washington Post's excellent five-part series. Part one appeared in today's paper. You can find part two here. These articles are a pretty damning indictment of former Enron CEO Jeffrey K. Skilling and one of his top aides Andrew Fastow. They should be on their way to jail for the fraud […]

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July 24, 2002
Cure what ails you

The Dow Jones Industrial Index is up more than 450 points as I write. Less than one hour before the market close. Why? Well, probably because the Feds arrested the founder of Adelphia Communications Corp. and his two sons this morning. Want to improve confidence in the market -- put lying, cheating CEOs in the […]

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July 14, 2002
A point for Pitt

On "Meet the Press" today, host Tim Russert took pains to point out in the Xerox accounting scandal that the SEC fine was $10 million -- on an overstatement of $6 billion. Yes, the fine is a pittance -- but who pays that fine? Give you a hint: It's not the accountants, the board of […]

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May 1, 2002
Secret Service boozers

Vice President Dick Cheney's drunken, brawling, Tyson-esque Secret Service agents won't be facing charges for thier part in a brawl that left a local man missing part of his ear. The North County Times reported that the whole situation was so muddled that no one could be convicted of anything. Whatever the comment, a fight […]

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🧵Please indulge me more on this topic: Yesterday's Bloomberg article misrepresenting Thune's comments on entitlement reform is part of a broader issue:
Most media coverage of Social Security, Medicare & unsustainable debt has long been narrative-driven and, yes, dishonest. (1/)

More broken accountability at the International Fact-Checking Network (@factchecknet) and the @Poynter Institute.

The IFCN allows people to register complaints about the its stable of "verified" signatories to its code of principles. @Google and @YouTube $hould pay attention.
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