I really think that reporters should report. But is there, perhaps, room for fact stating? In other words, when someone says something completely wrong, the reporter can chime in afterward to correct it?
Howard Dean: The sky is green.
Reporter: As it happens, it isn't.
I suppose it would be too easy to abuse in numerous ways. Still, when hearing Durbin, on the radio this morning, declare that "Bush is trying to link Saddam Hussein to 9/11," it would have been nice to hear a "Actually, he did nothing of the sort" afterwards.
Anyway, it was a grand speech. Once again, I'm glad I voted for the man- twice. (All qualifiers aside.)
In other news, another MTA grand plan bites the dust. At this rate, we're never going to see a Second Avenue Line, are we? (It's already off the main page.) Newsflash to MTA: We don't need a dome. We don't expect one. Install good old fashioned light bulbs and use the money you save to connect to the other lines. Your job is subways, not architecture.
That said, I'm very pleasantly surprised with the tower redesign. (Also here.)