Sunday, January 09, 2011

This AP article points out how the media, particularly NPR, screwed up by prematurely and inaccurately reporting that Giffords died, while bragging about the fact that they didn't fall for it.

Two thoughts:

Isn't this the exact scenario the mainstream media has used for years to argue that the Drudge Report, bloggers, etc. aren't real journalists, and therefore shouldn't be extended the same legal protections?

Also, the article has only the slightest hint of the real story - the widespread blame immediately levied on Sarah Palin and the entire Tea Party. That error was the worst part. It was based on absolutely nothing - and appears likely to be completely wrong.

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