NC Media Watch

A quest for reason and accuracy in letters to the editor, guest editorials and other issues of interest to the citizens of Western Nevada County.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Lack of honest Katrina reportng

Victor Davis Hanson has some thought on the role of the press in presenting a negative image of Katrina, and the lack of honest reporting.
Was it too much to ask reporters to look to history to judge this recovery against other past disasters here and abroad? Could they have strived for accuracy instead of ratings — and at least made sure that the images from their cameras did not refute their own predetermined scripts?
Full op-ed here.

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Blogger Frederic Christie said...

You mean, as in the horrific racism regularly shown right side by side? I linked you a decent article, to be fair, about how hard it is to remain objective and accurate in such a disaster.

Sun Sep 18, 09:10:00 PM PDT  

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