So it’s out there. Everyone’s talking about it. CNN (and Fox News TV) screwed up big time – reporting that the Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional when in fact, it was the COMPLETE opposite. How now brown cow? When online reporting and the 24 hour news cycle go horribly wrong? On the upside, they corrected the news…seven minutes later.
I’m going to go out on a limb here to say I miss the days of old school reporting – when journalists had time to make sure they got it right, when we would actually pick up a hard copy newspaper and read a…gasp…book. It’s the pressure of today’s news cycle. And the world we live in. Be the first one out. Get them tuned in. But we’re talking about a 193-page Supreme Court ruling on an expansive piece of legislation.
Lesson learned (this is for all of us):