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January 27, 2012 | by James Arger

Competing Views


If you have worked in journalism, this is a situation you’re probably encountered. You have a story. It’s a good story and you’ve been working it for a while. And then, out of the blue, something unexpected comes up. A witness who had been missing, new information surfacing, small discrepancies adding up… until everything you thought to be true falls apart. This is one of the first lessons you learn in the field: It’s important to always stay objective and to challenge your own stories. But sometimes, we forget.

Not surprisingly, our new “source” was a little disappointed by my Schrödinger comment earlier this week, and made that excessively clear to me afterwards. That led me to question my own reluctance to consider what I had been given. Have I been too critical of this material, because of the contradiction it brought? Was I protecting a story, instead of challenging it? And if so, should I reconsider the authenticity of the data we’ve been publishing on Warmongers since we launched the site? I don’t know. I’m used to the tiny discrepancies so it scares me to think everything on here could be false.

I’ve been promised some more documents by this new “source” of ours. As a sign of good faith, we’ll put them online as soon as we get them. We’ll see what they bring and I promise to try and keep an open mind. In the meantime, here are a few more documents from the first source. There’s no smoking gun here, but the implications of what they are hinting at are rather compelling. Remember when I said that “the predators were no longer afraid of the light”? Well, it seems that some of them still prefer to hunt in the dark.
Welcome to the real world.

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January 27, 2012

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  1. Interesting stuff there, don’t you think, Arger? Wonder what your readers will think of that…

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