A fabricated news story is like iodine working through the bloodstream -- it reveals so much about where it travels. Blogger Josh Marshall has been tracking the sequence of events since a "news" story appeared on
Perhaps [Kerry's] hand movements were just to show off the manicure he'd had during the day, while Bush was out putting his arms round Florida's hurricane victims.
That minus 5 hours deadline pressure for the US based Telegraph writers is so unfair; so little time to check up on which stories are actually true. But we give Steyn some points for the clause "Speaking as a third-rate hack..."