Matthew Yglesias writes:
Matthew Yglesias: Facts? In the Lede? Shocking!: Via Brian Beutler, the AFP tries a revolutionary experiment in writing their story in such a way as to make readers better informed about the issue at hand rather than more familiar with the president's propaganda. Here's the lede:
US President George W. Bush charged Monday that Iran has openly declared that it seeks nuclear weapons -- an inaccurate accusation at a time of sharp tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Oh, my! Imagine the world we might live in if this were the standard way to open a newspaper story about the president making a false or misleading claim.
Kudos for Agence France Press!