Saturday, February 16, 2008
set it on the microphone and competition get blown:
If, as Tony Soprano once said (and fuck that overrated TV show), 'remember when' is the lowest form of conversation, then 'I beat you on that story' is the lowest form of journalistic one-upsmanship. The truth is that the truth is big enough for more than one reporter. And yet I let out a cackle when I saw that three days after me, the LA Times ran this:
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security sent a bulletin Friday to state and local law enforcement authorities advising them to watch for potential retaliatory strikes by Hezbollah, one day after the Lebanese militia group vowed to avenge the death of a top commander by attacking Israeli and Jewish targets around the world.

"While retaliation in the U.S. homeland is unlikely, Hezbollah has demonstrated a capability to respond outside the Middle East to similar events in the past," said the intelligence bulletin sent to about 18,000 state and local law enforcement officials late Friday afternoon.
The Washington Independent: bringing you the day-three story on day one.
--Spencer Ackerman