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Posts on ‘September 13th, 2006’

Today's TV 'News'

I’ve been sitting in the Atlanta airport for the past several hours in an airline lounge, where the TV is tuned to a “news” network that has been droning on incessantly about a college-cafeteria shooting in Montreal. But wait: There’s breaking news — a hostage situation in Chicago! Then it’s back to Montreal. Are these […]

Covering a Lie

The New York Times discusses “The Lonelygirl That Really Wasn’t” but skirts the ethical questions — including the fact that the site in question was deceiving people, and that the creators plainly hope to make money on the people they’ve deceived. Isn’t that — at least as much the smart forensic work that exposed the […]