Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sound Familiar?

The following appeared in an article in the Christian Science Monitor:

There's just one problem: The media got most of the basics wrong. In fact, I have never before witnessed such a disgrace in professional journalism. Myths replaced facts, and journalists abdicated their solemn duty to investigate every claim because they were seduced by a powerfully appealing but false narrative...


…the media simply formed their stories based on one-side's statements …. Second, the media were downright lazy in their efforts to find the truth. Often, they simply reported what they'd read on blogs, which expressed only one side of the issue.

No, the article wasn’t about MSM coverage of Cuba. It could have been. It was a local journalist complaining about coverage of the Jena 6. Welcome to our world. Ahora te tocaron el cayo tuyo, as my mother would say.

H/T Asymmetric

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