This is a really great article about how news organizations can’t get their facts straight or refuse to report them accurately. Sometimes, it’s difficult to know which one is in play, even if they’ve had years to get the facts correct.
By Julie Hollar, FAIR, August 25, 2010
Dateline NBC (8/22/10) did a special look back at Hurricane Katrina last weekend in anticipation of the disaster’s five-year anniversary. Watching the collage of 2005 footage and Brian Williams’ present-day commentary, I was struck by his characterization of the violence:
You know, I’ve been around a lot of guns and a lot of dead bodies, and a lot of people shooting at people to make dead bodies. But you put them all together and you put it in the United States of America and boy, it gets your attention. You can’t shake that….
It was clear already there weren’t going to be enough cops. Everywhere we went, every satellite shot, every camera shot, we were at the height of the violence and the looting and the–all the reports of gunplay downtown. Well, who’s bathed in the only lights in town? It was us.
Read the entire article here to learn how Williams fell off the precipice that separates truth from the unreality that masquerades as serious news reporting.