Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Friday, February 11, 2005
What did they know....
The 9/11 Commission has finally released a staff report that details information the FAA knew about possible terrorist attacks using airplanes as weapons several months before September 11, 2001. Lots of reaction on the Web to this, including lots of questions about why this wasn't released before the election. Good question. The National Security Archive has it online. (Added later:) The New York Times reports Dozens of warnings preceded 9/11. (Link is to version in the International Herald Tribune.)
And, on the Jeff Gannon story, of course, the major media did report on his quitting yesterday. Quite a bit of fallout ranging from dismay to accusations of snarkiness on the part of the blogger/researchers, but in most cases asking questions on how someone using a fake name and with no background could have gotten White House credentials. The strongest story was probably the one in New York Daily News; the blogs cited in posts below have links to more. posted by liz at 10:12 AM
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to