April 18, 2013
Dancing on the graves of 'old media'
See also: A growing sense that we're not getting the turth about Boston bombing The mainstream media have once again eroded their own credibility in reporting the Boston bombing, and they know it. Yesterday, for example, CNN repeatedly reported an arrest, even after it was denied. In a remarkable post by Dylan Byers of Politico, an unnamed television executive is quoted: While it's a shame that credible "old media" organizations can blow something as big as this, it's equally a shame that the twitterverse, blogosphere, etc, feels the need to dance on their graves. The snark on Twitter has reached new heights... it's not about getting to the truth or serving the public good, it's about who can make the wittiest joke to impress their friends. This is an important story for the nation, and reporters from organizations new and old are trying to cover it. People make mistakes. But, the Fourth Estate, flawed though it is, was set-up to be a watchdog for the Republic. Is there now a Fifth...(Read Full Post)