Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Lost Credibility

More on the media's loss of credibilty (hat-tip foxnews). This time, the Boston Globe has "cut ties" with a freelance writer, who penned an article on a Canadian seal hunt. She described "Hunters on about 300 boats converged on ice floes, shooting harp seal cubs by the hundreds, as the ice and water turned red." But the hunt hadn't taken place yet; it was postponed due to poor weather. From the Globe,
Foreign Editor Jim Smith reached Stewart on Thursday morning. "She's very upset and distraught about what happened," he said.
Is upset that they postponed the hunt, or is she somehow distraught to find that she fabricated the news? Some gatekeeper.
Barbara Stewart is a former metro writer at the NYTimes ('94-'04).


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