Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Research in the internet age: so easy a journalist won't do it

Not long ago I asked;
Perhaps a better question is; how long will a huge percentage of the population continue to believe these lies when the facts are a simple Google search away?

Well, how the hell am I to expect regular people to click once, type words, and click again when professional journalists can't be bothered to click on a link and check a quote?!

But maybe I'm not being fair.

Maybe no one ever taught them how to do basic research on the internet.

Well, instead of just complaining, I'm actually going to do something about it!


Anonymous said...

There is a site for just this problem:

HK_USP_45 said...

I don't think that journalists don't fact check because they're too stupid, or lazy or any of those reasons. They don't fact check, because that would betray their agenda. How are you going to report on how wonderful Saint Obama is (they have a congressional bill they're putting through to circumvent the canonization process, so he can be sainted while still alive), and how evil Republicans are if you have to be bothered by the bothersome little things called FACTS!