Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Where for Art Thou Journalism?

What kind of an idiot would do a report on ammunition shortages and not talk to anyone who actually makes ammunition? A Associated Press writer, that’s who.

A blogger followed up on the AP story by performing the revolutionary and counter-intuitive task of calling ammunition manufacturers and asking them what’s going on. And the answers he got were very interesting.

You want to know why public opinion of Journalists is somewhere between pond scum & Congress? This is exactly why. There's no point on journalists waxing rhapsodical about their theoretical superiority in fact-checking if NO ACTUAL FACT CHECKING IS PERFORMED.

Let’s give a hand for the AP, who never lets investigation get in the way of telling a good story!

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