Dan Gillmor: Trusting the News. What this hacker discovered is bad enough. But there are even more alarming scenarios. One of these days, someone is going to change the online news pages of the Wall Street Journal or New York Time or CNN or other major news organization, in a way that does severe damage. [Tomalak’s Realm]
This assumes that people are unwise enough to trust the news when it’s not being hacked. Every time I read an article in the mainstream media that covers an area I’m familiar with, the story is often wrong in some obvious way, and sometimes a blatant lie. This leads me to suspect the same is true of stories that I don’t have personal knowledge of.