NEW OLD NEWS

A phenomenon I started to notice a lot during the war, when I was doing a lot of posting on Command Post, was that a lot of the wire services posted as “new” stories that were sometimes several hours old but with maybe a sentence or two changed. This one is a classic example: Pakistan Captures Key al-Qaida Suspect, which I noticed on PoliBlogger dated a couple hours ago, is stamped “8 minutes ago” on AP/Yahoo!News. That’s rather misleading.

The news here is pretty good, though: The guy we think was behind the attack on the USS Cole is the captee.

FILED UNDER: Media
James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.