Thursday, September 30, 2004

Lazy Media Files Debate Story Before it Happened

I'm sitting in front of the C-SPAN broadcast of the debate as it is happening (I can't stand the face Bush makes while Kerry is talking), and I just noted on Boing Boing that the Associated Press filed a news story reporting on the debate before it happened.

Here's an excerpt:

The 90-minute encounter was particularly crucial for Kerry, trailing slightly in the polls and struggling for momentum less than five weeks before the election.


Although Kerry voted to give Bush authority to invade Iraq, he says he would not have followed Bush's path to war - a path that alienated allies and, the Democrat says, left Americans less secure.

After several major news outlets picked up the story, someone must have finally noticed and started taking the stories down or changing the verbs to future tense. Fortunately, several observant people captured the story and are providng mirrors. Here's a link to a copy of the version carried by the Guardian.

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