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-- is now talk about the media coverage of all of this is just -- Duncan who is senior Washington correspondent talk radio news service and Justin thanks for being with us on.
Did you catch the front page of the New York Times business section today is a lovely picture of CNN's John King.
And of course funny article that just proceeds to blast him and CNN.
For getting it wrong the last week when he reported that the suspect was in custody when in fact.
They weren't even close.
I did see that and of course there is a lot to gripe about about the media coverage during last week but of course that's one of the major.
Aspects -- that media was biased towards trying to get it first instead of getting it right and the John King.
The coming out early and identifying the suspect as a dark skinned male.
He really did a disservice typically when the media adjustable -- this and -- reports false information.
They are left with egg on their face but they never really create a public crisis and that's something that John King came perilously close to doing.
So it really is just sort of disheartening to see how the media really bust this one.
Yeah well he was the only one Associated Press also did it just -- to some extent Fox News did for a brief period of time.
Before we made a correction there were two or three others they did the same thing.
But then there were.
Some media outlets including social media that identified suspects that turn out not to be suspects at all.
Exactly and that really highlights the issue with 21 century journalism.
And how it played into this situation the media should be a gatekeeper.
You know we.
We eliminate an age where information is really liberated will be of the Internet.
But there's a lot of trash out there and it really should be the media's job to sort of sort through that and find out what is actually valuable what can be confirmed.
Instead of trying to keep up what Twitter trying to keep up with the you know social media and cared -- -- -- And it's a little disheartening that they did not do in this situation when really I can't think of any better role for the media in this day and age where everyone is sort of a.
Many reporter what -- I -- whatnot.
John King city had multiple sources that he said were quite reliable.
And as the New York Times and their story today said good reporter -- bad facts.
And John King is an excellent reporter I mean really and she has a wealth of experience and used to work for Associated Press.
Which leads me to this question eight.
That's what it looks like and that's was really so shocking about how everybody acted in the situation.
We typically hold the -- as the bastion for higher journalism and in this situation they let down their readers.
And all of this is drivers which is quite NASA -- they really set the tone of the day and the tone of the hour.
Now -- -- hold though those.
Or that particular event not withstand and it was on Wednesday.
-- I must say and I watched a lot of media coverage not just Fox News but but others.
And I was very impressed with it I mean -- it was continuous coverage for long periods of time there were lots of new information that was broken that was taught -- I would say 95% of the information.
It was revealed all of especially -- four hour news networks.
Was good and strong and accurate.
Well I mean that's interesting but -- should be the media's job to be strong and accurate.
And you know of course the errors in that situation are what a lot of people will pay attention to.
And unfortunately they made some pretty big ones reporting that there is a suspect.
In custody is a huge error of course on route of offering a description -- -- that's the only -- and doesn't really say much.
Is a massive air and really -- touched off a lot of public panic.
And I eight -- commend them for getting so much of it right but at the end of the day there was a lot that was an accurate and there's a good a good and they could have been about.
Justin -- -- senior Washington correspondent talk radio news service -- see you thanks so much for being with us today -- -- All want to remind you watch this watch with my pal Jon Scott.
You can check it out on Saturdays at 2 PM and 11:30 PM and they no doubt have a lot to say about this very subject.
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