THE BLOGOSPHERE: BEACON OF TRUTH IN A TREACHEROUS WORLD….Remember that story about Iraqi soldiers who tried to surrender to the British but were sent back? More than likely it’s bunk, and Patrick Nielsen Hayden comments:

We’ll probably see more of this sort of thing over the next several weeks. One hopes that, on balance, the blogosphere will be an antidote rather than a purveyor.

Huh? The blogosphere as antidote to wild rumors and unsubstantiated innuendo? Are we all talking about the same blogosphere here?

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