Friday, April 19, 2013

The Post Wasn't a Bad Paper... Until Now

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 11:52 AM

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NY Post 12 dead
The Bodycount
While every news outlet reported that two people had died as a result of the blast, which was true, the Post repeatedly reported that 12 people had died, which was not. The Onion nailed it with a piece "by" the Post's editor: "This Is A Tragedy—Does It Really Matter Exactly How Many People Died Or What Any Of The Details Are?"

When something awful like this happens, you’re not thinking about getting the facts right, or adhering to the basic standards of reporting, or providing people with the correct information they desperately need in a time of crisis, or respecting the families of those involved, or treating human life itself as sacred, or acting like professionals, or thinking about anything other than the amount of page views your story will attract on the internet.

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