Today, Howard Kurtz had a little chat on WaPo online
Rolla, Mo.: You may know there are conspiracy theories in the liberal blogosphere right now that the "October surprise" promised by Rove is a strike against Iran. The pretext for this speculation are recent movements by a carrier group to the Persian Gulf, set to arrive by the end of the month. Has anyone in the MSM looked at this, or is it such a normal exercise that it warrants no attention?
Howard Kurtz: I don't know whether any of my colleagues have looked into this. My basic position is that we shouldn't report rumors or conspiracy theories unless we have solid evidence to back it up.
Apparently, that's a recent rule
, as I pointed out a few days ago
. Here's Kurtzy on the bullshit accusations of infidelity lobbed at John Kerry:
There is, as you both know, an unsubstantiated rumor bouncing around the Internet, started by Drudge, about John Kerry's personal life...
Nice pivot, Howie.