29 April 2009

Swine Flu Reporting: a study in untightness

I could go on and on about how untight cable news is 96 percent of the time. But this morning MSNBC won the award for the day.
In the middle of reporting the first death in the United States from the dreaded pig pox* - the anchor stops and says:
"Wait we are now getting an update, the child that died was actually Mexican."

Oh, ok - crisis averted.

* hand hits forehead *


(*Miss Piggy does not have the swine flu ... pig pox or any sort of farm animal virus because she is a puppet)

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