Carol Platt Liebau: What a Difference Some Perspective Makes

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

What a Difference Some Perspective Makes

With this story ("Katrina Takes a Toll on Truth, News Accuracy"), the LA Times admits that it's a long, long way from those self-congratulatory days when Tim Rutten wrote pieces with subtitles like this: "By bringing the devastation and human loss of Hurricane Katrina into the nation's homes, television journalists are reviving their image."

Mea culpa. At the time, I thought the press' reporting of facts was solid, despite analysis that I called "hysterical" and "flawed."

Now it's clear that the reporting was "hysterical" and "flawed," too. I won't make the mistake of overestimating the accuracy of the MSM again.


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