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Source: Weekly Standard
May 12, 2013
My distrust started when I saw the aftermath of an accident involving 2 DOA's, with the other two (who died later) I was there when before they left in the ambulances.
The next day the paper stated it was 3 people instead of reporting 4.
Another red flag for me is when I caught a network using the same Image of a Pit Bull on 3 different stories, 2 of which the dog involved was no relation to that breed at all.
So, It took sometime, but I learned some great research skills from someone on this very site. I think she created a monster. lol
Anyone remember Dan Rather? Wrong? Right!
As long as media treats idle speculation as news and does not vet facts this will continue. Editing and deleting parts of the news to make it a better sell is a big proble one obvious example is the editing of the 911 call in the Trevor Martin shooting.
lkdavis: You know what happens when you don't actually read, watch, or understand the article or video as you just did? Your comments end up being wrong.
The point this guy is making (as many have made before) is that in the rush to be FIRST with a story they skip fact-checking. None of it had anything to do with ideology.
Ironically, it is your comment, lkdavis, that appears to be motivated by ideology. This story? Not so much.
Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story
This is what happens when you try to push an ideology instead of reporting the truth.
What today passes for journalism today is really marketing. There is 24 hour news and the competition to get the breaking story first is unbelievable. Further since there is 24 hour news it is often filled with nonsense. Every network and newspaper in this country is guilty. The only way to cure this is for those in the business to clean their own houses. I am willing to bet if a news channel decided to only broadcast what is verified and vetted like it use to be that entity would soar in the ratings in short order. We the people depend on journalists to tell us what is going on. Recently I have made it a practice to not follow any breaking story until at least 24 hours after the event. That gives time for the accuracy to catch up with the story.
By the way--this isn't the first time an admission like this has been made. If you want a REGULAR critiique of what goes wrong in journalism today, make sure you catch the "On The Media" radio program or the podcast.
Let politics dictate how news is reported and this is what you get...
Misleading headline. He said "journalists are getting big stories wrong". Well, duh. Everyone wants to call themselves a journalist these days. And the more people in the pot (or on the pot?), the more likely mistakes are to occur.
WOW! Never thought I would live long enough to see an admission like this. Somewhere hot must have froze over. I can't remember all the tImes being involved or at the scene of an incident, then seeing or reading about it later in the media and wondering what the heck they are reporting on. The new standard is be first to report something, not right, just first.
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