There has been a ton of misinformation and flat out lies spread the past few months. Not opinion or questions of degree, but flat out bad facts - from the "mosque at ground zero" (which is really a community center a quarter mile away, and there really are some people who still believe there is a mosque being built where the towers stood because they believe the headlines) to the Florida pastor who is/isn't burning books because he did/didn't make a deal with the Imam/some other Imam. (no deal and he never even talked to the NY Imam)
It's not like it's the first time - remember the day they had Coast Guard exercises on 9/11 while the president's motorcade was driving past and everyone panicked? Should there be a point where news agencies (and at this point that would be all of them) can be held responsible for REPEATED instances of blatant misinformation? Seems the "freedom of the press" should come with responsibility.
Answer by StRita at 7:42 AM on Sep. 10, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 7:53 AM on Sep. 10, 2010
I don't know, I think even if they gave more information in their articles / clips that people will take away from them what they want to hear / read. We are all responsible in a way to make sure that the information that we are shooting at the hip from is accurate or that we have both sides of the story. JMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:19 AM on Sep. 10, 2010
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:37 AM on Sep. 10, 2010