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Rushing to be wrong

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BillyT, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    So CBS news blew it tonight and declared Joe Paterno dead, only to retract it.

    The initial report did make some newspaper sites, plus UPI. I do not know about AP

    Apparently CBS picked it up from a site called "Onward State."

    http://onwardstate.com/2012/01/21/a-letter-from-the-managing-editor-of-onward-state/
     
  2. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    The day and age we live in. Eff up, just retract it and move on. No accountability whatsoever.
     
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Wait, somebody still looks at UPI?
     
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    If it's not on Deadspin, it's not news.
     
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    http://deadspin.com/5878184/reports-joe-paterno-has-died-still-alive-at-85-[update]
     
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I liked darwin better when he was americanidiot
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He's just sending up some flares now to see if the coast is clear to re-air the laundry.
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    How much better?
     
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    This is the paid-fansite-posts-new-coaching-hire flub writ very large.

    We have one advantage in this line of work, and that's our credibility. You protect it, in part, by not getting hung out with a wrong story.

    And you do that by doing your own reporting.

    The CBS site has some work to do to crawl back from this.
     
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    How many pink slips to come from this?
     
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    One.

    From the kid who already resigned.

    CBS ain't firing anybody. They'll just want everyone to forget about it.
     
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