July 13, 2002
Proof Media = Stupid Gits

I've been ranting about how dippy and lazy most journalists in "mainstream" media are, now abcnews.com (OH! THE IRONY!) has proof (readme, part of nyu.edu, also has this article about skaggs)

This sort of thing has happened before, but in an even more embarassing (for the media) way. In 1994 we had the Jammal Ark Hoax.

These stories and others, combined with the way my bunch writes and uses press releases, has revealed to me the vast majority of "objective journalists" don't do much more than sit beside fax machines and regurgitate things that advocacy organization, people with axes to grind, write for them.

And we're not just talking about the Dumas Clarion or the Fayetteville Observer. Places like the Washington Post, New York Times, all the major TV news networks (the morning programs especially), and even most radio outlets have fallen victim to these things many, many times.

Your mother always told you not to believe everything you read (of course my mother says it holding an Enquirer). I just hope these stories will give you some concrete proof as to why.

Posted by scott at July 13, 2002 09:06 AM

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The actual quote is "believe nothing you read and only half of what you see." From the looks of things, I get as much information from the Enquirer as I do from reading the NY Times on line every day.

Posted by: Pat on July 13, 2002 09:40 AM
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