Tag Archives: Truth 7

What a Media World Mess – News Misfires & Successes Covering Boston

Last week was not the best of weeks for the news media, both legacy and social.  There was a lot of good reporting going on, but there were also a number of high profile screw ups that happened on the … Continue reading

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Truth 7 – There is no “they” – Does the anti-Muslim film blamed for rioting even exist?

On Tuesday evening, the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt were attacked by protestors.   The attack in Benghazi led to the death of American ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other … Continue reading

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Truth 4 – Nothing’s New: Rihanna and Rita Hayworth: Beautiful, sexy and not winning an award

Back in 1939, a young actress by the name of Rita Hayworth was trying to become a household name, and her press agent, the legendary Henry Rogers was willing to do whatever it would take to make her a Hollywood … Continue reading

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We Were Promised Jetpacks – Day 2

Not surprisingly, CNN’s Jeanne Moos had fun with Fox’s mistaken story about the LAPD buying 10,000 jetpacks at $100,000 a pop. She did manage, initially, to miss the fact that Fox corrected the story approximately 40 minutes after it ran. … Continue reading

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Truth 7 – There is No They Dept. – We were promised jetpacks

Except when it’s tragic, it’s funny to see news organizations caught with their pants down when they didn’t bother to check on the truthfulness of stories they report.  The news organizations decide that the story is good enough that it … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How are reporters covering/exploiting/abusing the Manhattan Mosque controversy? The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz covers the full range of stories on this.  And here are some interesting political cartoons on the subject as well. Should mobile media devices be required to … Continue reading

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Truth 7: There Is No “They” Dept. – Dry Erase Girl HPOA Is A Hoax

The story breaking on the humor site The Chive was just too good to be true.  Under the headline of “Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office,” comes a story of Jenny the Assistant who quits … Continue reading

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