Comments on: Newtown teaches us, once again, to discount early reports http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/12/17/newtown-teaches-us-once-again-to-discount-early-reports/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: broknprism http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/12/17/newtown-teaches-us-once-again-to-discount-early-reports/#comment-13457 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:51:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1375#comment-13457 To get the fire hot enough to burn down gun rights, liberal media starts fanning the flames as early as possible. And then they steadily add wood so it doesn’t die too far down. Next week, the headlines — HEADlines — will be “20 children…in Newton.” Another Reuters article said “NRA breaks silence…” They neglected to say RESPECTFUL silence, which is what it was. While far activist mouthpieces went bersek over the story, standing on coffins they used as soap boxes, the shooting fraternity observed the long moment of silence those kids deserved.

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By: EveryCritic http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/12/17/newtown-teaches-us-once-again-to-discount-early-reports/#comment-13456 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:27:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1375#comment-13456 Forgive me, but what is the point of this piece? All it is is a laundry list of errors the media has made in its rush to get the latest scoop. I could add the horrendous myths surrounding Columbine and the the drug user Dan Rather mistook for the a serious eye witness to OJ Simpson’s getaway chase. Okay, big deal. Nothing we all don’t already know.

News media, if you’re going to waste out time navel-gazing could you at least ATTEMPT some analysis instead of reiterating the bloody obvious?

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By: americanguy http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/12/17/newtown-teaches-us-once-again-to-discount-early-reports/#comment-13438 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:44:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1375#comment-13438 What we need is a Congressional investigations and hearings into why the media “deliberately lied” to the people of the US to cover up something.
If Obama and his people are to be investigated for news releases in another country during a crisis not being 100% correct, then the media must be investigated also for false reports here in the US.

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By: sunbeam10 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/12/17/newtown-teaches-us-once-again-to-discount-early-reports/#comment-13437 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 06:07:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1375#comment-13437 What today’s news reader/viewer who believes all reporting on breaking stories never seems to understand is that news never, ever breaks in clean, easy ways. As a retired newspaper editor with 39 years in the business, it’s hard to make people believe that. Before intensive TV coverage that we all watch, print reporters had hours, often, to work a story, sifting through piles of incomplete, confusing, oft-wrong info before press time. And wrong stuff still made the paper. The great thing, really, about live TV coverage is that we see it all unfold in real time, warts, wrong info, deliberately misleading answers by cops and other sources, ignorant but ardent witnesses, etc. Any lawyer or cop can tell you many examples of eye-witnesses remembering completely conflicting information off seeing the exact same event. Me, I think CNN’s coverage of Newtown has been generally brilliant, with careful framing of info, however shaky, for viewers, careful backgrounding and smart, insightful tact while interviewing shocked, devastated locals.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/12/17/newtown-teaches-us-once-again-to-discount-early-reports/#comment-13436 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:01:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1375#comment-13436 Didn’t want to touch on Trayvon Martin?

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By: MarkBee http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/12/17/newtown-teaches-us-once-again-to-discount-early-reports/#comment-13435 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:24:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1375#comment-13435 Isn’t it an implicit media maxim that it’s better to be first and wrong than last and right? If not, why is there a word for a ‘scoop’ and not for correct information printed after being ‘scooped?’

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