Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Media Falsehoods Ring in New Year

And it seems that despite all the evidence that 'professional' reporters are not performing their jobs with any degree of professionalism, the media still can't seem to correct its propensity for error on a grand scale.

The West Virginia mine tragedy that has been on most front pages of late was exacerbated by the Exempt Media as they reported the wrong news without any confirmation, then failed to change their reports even as doubt set in. Yet they had the arrogance to blame the mine company for the wrong reports, without even admitting their own culpability.

I don't know how, but it seems to me that we need some way of punishing the media when they fall into these traps. After all, this is at least the third major example of false reporting from the MSM in less than a year. The true picture of the war in Iraq, the Bush 'fake-but-true' memos, the New Orleans hurricane and now this. All caused be media hubris and their herd mentality. Something needs to change. Soon.

Hat tip to Matt Drudge.

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