The problem with this anonymous email is that it equates, unequivocally, the resulting snark with the colossal reporting failure by so many news outlets. One begets the other, and one does not exist without the other. No, anonymous emailer, it’s not “equally a shame” that people on the Internet dance on the graves of old media when the old media screws up the biggest story in America. The misreportage is a crying shame; the Twitter snark is a necessary shaming mechanism in this Era of Consequence-Free Media.
HV EIC Slade Sohmer goes off on CNN’s Boston Marathon SNAFU and the anon TV exec who blamed Twitter. READ THE REST HERE.
In a story on Sunday about a speed dating event at Tampa Bay Comic Con, a Tampa Bay Times reporter not strong in the ways of the Force (or Star Wars lore) quoted the moderator, Croix Provence, as asking: “Are you ready to find love in all the wrong places?” But what Provence actually said was: “Are you ready to find love in Alderaan places?” She was referring to Princess Leia Organa’s home world, which appeared briefly in the 1977 film. Regret the error, we do.
Best newspaper correction of 2013, via Tampa Bay Times. Click here to see more awesome media corrections.
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