There's a saying in business that the customer is always right. A restaurant telling its customers that the food really does taste good, in response to complaints about poor quality won't be in business for long. All viable businesses follow this basic principle.
Emphasis on the word "viable".
Yesterday a blog story went "viral" - the Hadley data leak. Small Dead Animals is one of the best places to follow it, but the story is pretty much everywhere. Except in old media.
That hundreds of blogs and their millions of readers are flocking to this story is proof of the interest in it (never mind that it goes to the heart of a theory that seeks to redefine our worldwide economic relations - something of fundamental importance to all Western citizens).
It seems the media is trying to tell us this foul dish really does taste good.