Thursday, October 25, 2007
I Like My News Invented
That's a link to a story showing that Fox News used a four year-old FBI memo, claiming it was from this past June, to raise fears that al-Qaeda may be responsible for the wildfires in California.
Here's my question: How many times do you get to eff up the news before you have to take the word "news" off your broadcast? Isn't there a professional association of journalists that sets standards for news organizations? Doctors lose their licenses, lawyers are disbarred, so why aren't journalists and news anchors excommunicated when they repeatedly display an inability to report the news correctly? How can you still have a "news" channel when you consistently and unapologetically report incorrect information?