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:: Monday, August 29, 2005 ::

I Know It's For The Record, But Still

When the DI does a story on something like UIUCnet being down over the weekend, is it not reasonable to expect that it tell me something I didn't already know? And have a title that made sense? CITES didn't lock anyone out - that would've required them to have been in complete control of the network, which they weren't for a good deal of Saturday. Perhaps "DoS Attack Disrupts UIUCnet" would've been a better title, but the DI couldn't be bothered to be, oh, accurate.

As an aside, this is one of the reasons why I get annoyed when conservatives whine about the DI having a liberal bias. If it had a real liberal bias, instead of making stupid mistakes, then I'd be one of the first to know (and cheer). Just 'cos you'd spin the news if you were in charge doesn't justify your projection.

(By the way, I'm not bashing Kiyoshi. I realize that it's the editors that come up with the the headlines, not the reporters. The article itself isn't bad, it's just not really news for someone who has eyes to read the CITES status page.)

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