December 15, 2012
“PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS” IDENTIFY WRONG MAN AS NEWTOWN SHOOTER, THREATS ENSUE. The story headline blames the “Internet,” but that’s not really what happened, is it? “CNN, the Huffington Post, Slate and other news organizations” are not the Internet.
And it’s not a question of “where on the internet the misidentified innocents can go to reclaim their online reputations.” They should go to court and sue. This sort of feeding frenzy — which we’ve seen before — is the very picture of “reckless disregard.”