Skip to comments.Media shrug at Boston blunders
Posted on 04/18/2013 7:46:16 PM PDT by Beave Meister
The inaccurate report by CNN and other news organizations about an arrest in the Boston bombing case was arguably one of the most flagrant errors on a story of major national consequence in years.
When the news organizations later corrected their mistakes, there seemed to be something missing any big shows of contrition, or even a sense of the magnitude of the error.
It fell to Twitter and the merciless mockery of Jon Stewart, who devoted much of The Daily Show to skewering CNNs John King, to call out the media for their failures.
In an earlier era, many news veterans told POLITICO, a wrong report on a story the whole world was watching would have produced major repercussions groveling apologies from reporters and editors, journalism seminars on the dangers of letting rumor outpace fact, and maybe even a few firings at the outlets involved.
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John King....more than enough.
“What difference does it make?”
It’s not just CNN. It’s every so called press entity. They all want to be first so bad that they run with anything. This “sources say” crap needs to stop. If the “source” doesn’t have a name it shouldn’t be reported.
They’re doing the same thing in West, Texas.
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