Quotation Of The Day

Fake metal codices department (and just about any other sensationalized story department):

Trust me, the mainstream media have been informed about the true status of the fake codices. The lack of coverage is not due to ignorance, it’s due to unprofessional indifference. Think about that. When the media report a sensationalist story and it proves to be bogus, they feel no responsibility to inform their readers of the truth. I suppose they might if they think they can get another sensation out of the correct story, but if not, they can’t be bothered. Journalists used to feel a professional obligation to their audience. No more. [Jim Davila at PaleoJudaica.com]

I might quibble with Jim a little here. The base issue isn’t “unprofessional indifference,” it’s journalistic malpractice.