Back when I played hockey at Harvard

Back when I played hockey at Harvard: (Updated to fix broken link) Staci has some “trust but verify” thoughts regarding a USA Today reporter who trusted but didn’t verify. Not even with a couple of Google searches.

Staci thinks the lesson here is not that “mainstream media” makes the same mistakes that bloggers are accused of, but, rather, it is a cautionary tale for journalists of all stripes, the “citizen” kind, as well as the MSM ones.

Quote:

“…It would be morally and ethically nice if everyone checked out everything before they post it — and, in most cases, a quick check or a moment’s thought would be deterrent enough — it’s the journalist’s job to do it. Even so, anyone who abuses the reader/listener/user/viewer’s trust will lose it no matter what they call themselves.”

Observation: If a movie is made about the subject of the USA Today story, I suggest Vince Vaughn play the lead.

  • lcreekmo

    Can you verify the link to Staci? I can’t trust you on what she says til I verify it for myself.

  • rex

    Oh Laura, you can believe me. Thanks. It’s fixed.

  • Staci D. Kramer

    Glad I wasn’t drinking my tea when I hit the Vince Vaughn line.