Friday, January 14, 2011

Time for correction from Stephanopoulos, NY Time, Wash Post and CNN

Many media people rushed to judgment on the Tucson shootings - they the murderer was motivated by right-wing radio talk. They were wrong. Jared Lee Loughner was not political and did not listen to news radio or TV. He was mentally ill. Where are the corrections? Daily Caller
ABC News host George Stephanopoulos refuses to admit fault or issue a correction for implying politics had something to do with accused Tucson tragedy shooter Jared Lee Loughner’s motives. On ABC’s “This Week,” Stephanopoulos, a former Democratic White House press secretary, asked Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat: “The rhetoric definitely got ratcheted up all thousand [sic] the course of the campaign. Going forward, what do you think you, other members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans and the like can do to help bring the temperature down?” When The Daily Caller asked Stephanopoulos if he would air a correction for the error, he asked, “What’s false in that question?” ... TheDC also asked the Washington Post, the New York Times and CNN if they were going to run corrections for the mistakes their reporters, anchors and columnists made. An editorial page assistant at the New York Times said it was up to columnist Paul Krugman whether he was going to run a correction for his mistakes. Krugman asserted that the Tea Party movement factored into Loughner’s shooting of Giffords and 19 other people on Saturday. The Post and CNN failed to respond to TheDC’s requests for comment.


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