Monday, February 9, 2015

NBC: Making up the news that is too good to not be true...

"This is at least the fifth time in recent years that NBC or MSNBC has gotten caught cooking the books, John Nolte writes at Big Journalism"

All of this has happened under the watch of Steve Capus (pictured above), who’s not only the president of NBC News, but also the “the arbiter of issues involving ethics, style, standards, safety and other matters that affect the Division’s journalistic bearing.”

This is not the only reason but it is one of the main reasons that I do not watch TV news. National and local news stations are too political and too quick to put their own slant on whatever the current hot story is instead of doing their basic job; presenting the facts. Today the entire news industry (TV, print, and radio) has far too many "journalists" and far too view reporters. Too many journalists got into that field in order to "change the world" or to "make a difference". I just want the facts, the who, what, when, where, and why. I don't want to be "told a story" or be fed and "narrative". Too many of the stories have a slant or a bias and often it is easy to see based on how the story is presented and/or what is left out. What questions are not asked. I can get a far more accurate picture of an event far more quickly using the internet and alternate news sources than by any of the "real" news outlets.

As a related event, let us not forget to mention Brian Williams, who is now in the news himself for "embellishing" (to put it kindly) his own bio by claiming he was involved in situations and exploits that did not happen; for example, a helicopter he was riding in taking a hit from an RPG rocket.

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