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Study Attacks Newspapers

The lamestream media told you:

"Newspapers faulted for errors, dramatizing"

"To regain public trust, newspapers need to do a better job of editing out misspellings and misquotes, curb the use of unnamed sources, and resist the temptation to sensationalize, a study suggests," reports Deb Reichmann of the AP.

The American Society of Newspaper Editors released its study on why newspaper credibility is on the decline. "We've got to cut down on the errors," ASNE president Ed Seaton said. The study is part of a three-year project to find out why the public has lost confidence in newspapers.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

"It ain't about spelling errors," says one unidentifiable newsman. "And what's a 'misquote'? Is that where someone says something, and the paper says something different?"

The report, uncovered in a deep stack of clippings at the Uninvited Ombudsman's office, is from Dec., 1998. Hmmm.



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