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  •  You're right. Caution should be the order... (1+ / 0-)
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    of the day, and jumping to any conclusions is a bad idea.

    In fairness, though, there are no do-overs in live television. It's a difficult gig. Mistakes are inevitable.

    In a few months' time, a lengthy article will appear in, say, The New Yorker or Esquire, and it will be written by a responsible journalist.

    Until then, though, expect to see people in the live media shouting out various wrong "facts" and trying to push their angle on what "really" happened.

    The problem for us as a culture is that it's easy to sit there and listen to people talking to you on the tube, but it takes effort and time to read a lengthy, thoughtful magazine piece.

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:13:24 AM PDT

    •  That is exactly my point. Thanks. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        this same diary, calling for the same level of circumspection, if the bombers had been dressed like skinheads or Basques.  

        The patellar reflex is a deep tendon reflex which allows one to keep one's balance with little effort or conscious thought.

        by SpamNunn on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:30:57 AM PDT

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    •  I heard the report in question (0+ / 0-)

      No conclusions were jumped to whatsoever.  Just the possibility of a connection raised.  Nothing more

      Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion

      by Mindful Nature on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 02:57:53 PM PDT

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    •  Which is why "responsible journalists" might (1+ / 0-)
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      swear off the wall-to-wall coverage of "breaking" events - they might recognized that they don't really have information of much value to share and hours of staring at the police strobe is neither informative nor entertaining.  It takes time to find out what really happened and they haven't had the time. They need to give it a rest.

      The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

      by helfenburg on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 05:21:40 AM PDT

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