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  •  about the PBS show, the CBS story, etc.... (2+ / 0-)
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    salmo, SoCalSal
    During a February 9 panel discussion at the annual winter convention of the New England Newspaper & Press Association in Boston, Connecticut State Police Lieutenant J. Paul Vance told about 100 journalists, editors, and publishers attending a panel on school shootings that the only official and accurate statements regarding the tragic events of 12/14 and the continuing investigation will come from him.

    Just nine days later, Lt Vance was criticizing several news organizations that either printed or broadcast reports incorporating specific details about the investigation and suggesting possible motives for the mass shooting, without attributing their information. In most cases, those reports instead cite either law enforcement sources or others close to the investigation.

    Vance says no one contacted him and some of the stuff is just wrong.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 06:11:35 AM PST

    •  another sign that news has become entertainment (2+ / 0-)
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      wintergreen8694, SoCalSal

      where reporters would rather be fast than accurate and their editors concur.  If you poke around any tragedy, you can always find someone eager to have their mug on the evening news even if they know zilch about what happened or any of the actors

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