terça-feira, janeiro 20, 2004
Um artigo da TCS mostra como os blogues, e não os media tradicionais, demonstraram as falácias do polémico livro "The Price of Loyalty".
The Blogosphere continues to effectively critique and correct Big Media's coverage on stories of the day. Consider the latest manifestation of this phenomenon in the coverage of Ron Suskind's The Price of Loyalty, which critiques the Bush Administration through the opinions and recollections of former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill. Suskind's book received favorable coverage in a segment done recently for 60 Minutes. But the program missed a number of holes, discrepancies, and inconsistencies in its telling of Suskind's and O'Neill's story. And while 60 Minutes dropped the ball, the Blogosphere picked it up, and became a resource for much needed perspective on the story of Suskind's book.
We're not even a year into 2004, and it may very well be that we have seen the year's most overhyped story. It didn't have to be that way, and more perspective could have been brought to the Paul O'Neill saga if 60 Minutes had followed some basic journalistic practices. But it failed, and the perspective had to be offered largely by the Blogosphere instead. It's becoming a habit for blogs to fill in for the failures of Big Media, and while that speaks well for the Blogosphere, it's clear that Big Media has some catching up to do if it wants to attain the high journalistic standards it once may have held.
Recomendo a leitura integral do artigo.
posted by Miguel Noronha 5:34 da tarde
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