Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
This has been a really bad week for the corporate media villagers. In their rush to report the news first -- is there a prize for that? -- they have demonstrated that they are incapable of reporting the facts accurately.
The week began with Monday's Supreme Court decision in Arizona et al. v. United States for which nearly every news organization mischaracterized the decision, and many are still reporting it wrong. Did they even bother to read the opinion?
On Wednesday we learned from a 6 month investigation by reporter Katherine Eban for Fortune that almost everything the public thought they knew about Operation Fast and Furious is wrong, and "is replete with distortions, errors, partial truths, and even some outright lies." The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal.
On Thursday, Faux News Fraudcasting and TeaNN (formerly CNN) misled their media villager colleagues to wrongly report that the Affordable Care Act had been struck down by the Supreme Court. It took them almost half an hour to correct their false reporting. CNN, Fox News jump gun on healthcare coverage.
Here's a clue for you villagers: at least read the syllabus of the opinion before reporting it. Or rely on the real Supreme Court reporters at SCOTUSblog. I'm just sayin'.
The corporate media in this country is a dismal failure. I don't know how our democracy can survive when we entrust these buffoons to report the facts accurately.