Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Book note: Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity by John Stossel

In a gutsy and/or self-assured and/or amazingly objective move for a news company, ABC News reprints the chapter on "clueless media" from John Stossel's latest book.

Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel - Why Everything You Know Is Wrong
Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel - Why Everything You Know Is Wrong

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not really that big of a movie for ABC News. After all, they took many unpaid interns who went to ABC to gain journalism experience, and let Stossel monopolize their entire internships in order to do the research "proving" his opinions.

jgrif said...

I wonder about ABC News. It might have been my imgination, but the first night (by happenstance I caught it; never watch network news) of Charles Gibson (ABC WORLD NEWS) gave a different tone from that wellknown sneer of Peter Jennings.

One story caught a sympathetic look at an Iraqi veteran. Another looked at the place of 'political correctedness.' Not much to go by, but if ABC were to actually become actually AMERICAN.. well, no chance, my cynicism says.

Only faint memories of a time when American news was AMERICAN news.