Friday, April 15, 2005

The Unbiased Media Strikes Again

Another shining example of the type of slack reporting that has begun to run rampant in today's media outlets.

Today, getting the story first is more important that getting it right which leads to articles like this seal hunt story from the Boston globe (by way of Michelle Malkin).

Essentially, the 'reporter' using her own blatant bias toward the subject of seal hunting in Canada, pre-wrote and submitted a story about the violence and bloodshed of Tuesday's hunt including descriptions of the bloody waters, the age of the seals, the number of hunters, etc..
The article appeared in the following days paper (for those keeping track at home that would be Wednesday).

Problem is, the hunt did not begin on Tuesday but was delayed till Friday due to poor weather.

The saddest part of this story is that while it shows an obvious bias that reporters should be trying to keep out of their work, as Michelle shows, this is not an isolated case. It seems lately, a lot of precognitive reporting has been going on.

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