Tuesday, May 03, 2011

How To Read the OBL Coverage


"The snuffing of Osama Bin Laden has already filled the Snake River Canyon with a torrent of coverage from newspapers, the Web, and television. The news output will only expand in the coming days, and as it does, remain skeptical about it. As we know from the coverage of other major breaking-news events—the Mumbai massacre, the death of Pat Tillman, Hurricane Katrina, the rescue of Jessica Lynch, to cite just a few examples—the earliest coverage of a big story is rarely reliable...."

Corporate media should not be considered as the providers of "Truth"--whether that media-product be via Foxnews flagwavers, glib sluts who work for Viacom/CBS/MS-NBC, or cynical Slate hacks, so forth.

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