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Posted on 05/11/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
CBS Anchor: 'We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again'
"Our house is on fire."
Daniel Halper May 11, 2013 12:09 PM
CBS anchor Scott Pelley said at a speech at Quinnipiac University that journalists "are getting big stories wrong, over and over again."
"Our house is on fire," said Pelley. The video of Pelley's speech is courtesy of nowthisnews.com.
"These have been a bad few months for journalism," he added. "We're getting the big stories wrong, over and over again."
The CBS newsreader was quick to take at least partial blame. "Let me take the first arrow: During our coverage of Newtown, I sat on my set and I reported that Nancy Lanza was a teacher at the school. And that her son had attacked her classroom. It's a hell of a story, but it was dead wrong. Now, I was the managing editor, I made the decision to go ahead with that and I did, and that's what I said, and I was absolutely wrong. So let me just take the first arrow here."
And Pelley said the republic relies on the quality of the news business. "Democracies succeed or fail based on their journalism," said Pelley. "America is strong because its journalism is strong. That's how democracies work. They're only as good as the quality of the information that the public possesses. And that is where we come in."
Deliberately more often than not.
No they don't.
They succeed based on adherence to permitting the greatest amount of liberty as possible to foster trade, agriculture, etc..
Maybe, just maybe, Baraq Hussein Obama is NOT the smartest man in the room. Ya think???
Just following orders,Scottie! Didn't you get the memo?
They can’t compete with the internet for speed, but “the internet” seems to take no blame for its constant raging inaccuracy.
Well, maybe they should just shut up until they know what the hell they’re talking about.
Or is that just too complicated for them to understand?
We are getting big stories wrong, over and over again ... and we are so stupid that we have no idea of the reason why!
Not vetting Obama. Biggest journalistic mistake [or cover-up] in the history of the U.S. media.
Well, that's because you keep starting with the question: "Saint Obama can do no wrong - how can we aid him in his quest for justice?"
A simple return to neutral-negative skepticism of all politicians will improve the quality of your reporting immeasurably.
That is the whopper he uses as his example???? Granted that was a mistake but it still seems like a fly on an elephant compared to others he could have mentioned.............
yeah, isn’t that weird? It’s almost as if they aren’t really journalists at all.
“Democracies succeed or fail based on their journalism,” said Pelley.”
Uh, Scott....we’re a Constitutional Republic. Democracies fail primarily because they are nothing more than mob rule that eventually consumes itself.
Try getting it right for once in your life.
And that's just the ones you cover. Never mind the missed stories and the spiked stories.
Pelly did a story on 60 minutes months ago. I can’t even remember what it was about, but at the time I was so pissed I wrote a complaint Email to them.
Never got a response, of course.
Wrong is a funny word to use. He just means that they have been caught in their bias and have to backtrack. Omission of facts that work against their interest is not “wrong”, it is willful manipulation to meet their Leftist agenda.
Mr. Pelley, how’s that Benghazi story playing out? Is the press doing a good job? Are they getting it right?
You have no house.
You have no reputation other than that of liars.
All you have is your communist leader, and you are federal media.
That is all.
What you people have been doing has nothing to do with journalism.
Yeah but think how much different things would be if we had an honest media. Obama wouldn’t be potus that’s for sure.
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