Sometimes, the smallest lines defended by journalists are among the most important ones. Properly blowing up on the Internet today is an obituary of Neil Alan Smith, written by Andrew Meacham of the St. Petersburg Times.
After documenting why my claim that Halliburton had defrauded taxpayers of "hundreds of millions of dollars in Iraq" was true, PolitiFact.com rated the statement "Half True." It's worth returning to the scene of the crime to see what we can conclude from PolitiFact's conclusion.
It's important to create a viable financial model for online news delivery so journalists who research and report the real stories, stories that impact our lives, can continue their work and be compensated for it.