Positive Re-enforcement

I have nothing in particular to say about it, but I'm glad McClatchy's Leila Fadel is in the newspaper business:

U.S. officials say the number of civilian casualties in the Iraqi capital is down 50 percent. But U.S. officials declined to provide specific numbers, and statistics gathered by McClatchy Newspapers don't support the claim.

Normally, a story would go on for grafs and grafs about the claims US officials make before noting that the claims, as best as the reporter can tell, are false. So, I dunno, maybe you want to send Leila Fadel a nice note? Suggest to the next editor of a more-prominent-than-McClatchy paper you read that they should hire Leila Fadel? Bloghers are good at complaining about sub-standard work, but should also get better at deploying carrots.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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