January 17, 2013
MAJOR MEDIA MALFUNCTION: Michael Silence: The media’s Te’ogate.
Old journalism: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” Today’s journalism: “Hey, it made a nice story.”
UPDATE: Reader Jeffrey Lindemann writes: “You can’t get away from the Te’o story this morning. Now that they’ve gotten the taste of what it’s like to try to get to the bottom of something, maybe some of those sports reporters who are trying to track down whether Te’o was a participant in, or victim of, the hoax can inspire some of their colleagues in the msm to do the same thing with respect to Fast & Furious and/or Benghazi.” Not holding my breath. But, as with gun control, it gives them something to talk about besides the debt/deficit debacle.