I do agree that this fascination with knowing what's happening right this second is problematic, as useful as it may be; unfortunately, part of it is that barring magical powers or a time machine, it's simply physically impossible to have both minute-by-minute reporting and 100% accuracy. It cannot be done, for obvious reasons. There's always going to be a certain amount of rumour, exaggeration, etc sneaking in there. This applies to any news source that uses it; the difference is whether they then choose to correct incorrect information and follow the news bulletins up with in-depth reports, or not. And also, of course, whether the viewers are able to understand that if something happened half a world away 2 minutes ago, especially if it's part of an unfolding story whose roots go back decades, it's possible that the full story may not yet be available. It's why news reporters say things like "More on this as it unfolds", "According to unconfirmed sources", etc. In a world where all information is increasingly available to all of us, we need to apply some critical thinking too.The point really is that CNN along with other news organizations are competitive to the point of not caring about accuracy, all they care about is getting anything out onto the air, to the public....and pox on accuracy.
Dude, I already posted a link showing that FOX News have argued in US court that they have every right to lie to their viewers, and do so routinely, to the point where they sack employees who refuse to report untrue stories. Why are we still talking about this?thaijimfalcon said:Do you really think they make up news