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originally posted by: aboutface
From The Guardian
Iran: explosion in Isfahan reported
I tried to view Iran TV, but could not connect to any live broadcast. The stations were not responding.
I then went to Israel Times, which had nothing on it, but while I was reading another article the site went down. Don't know if things are being blacked out or not in both countries. I'm just not in the mood for more war.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Legman
Yes. Yes it does. Here's a followup.
originally posted by: Telos
originally posted by: babybunnies
It's an indication of the complete collapse of journalistic standards when CNN says "oh, we heard from a guy on twitter" or "we have someone on Skype at the location".
I remember when news organizations actually had journalists around the world that would report professionally on stories such as these, instead of relying on "Muhammed on the street in Tehran with a cellphone".
I agree. Only in this case no news source was referring to twitter. Is the opposite. The first twitter on the matter was referring to YourNewsWire as the primary source (debka also). Unfortunately though, some members in here (not you) don't read the posts properly and rush to judge and express their opinions even when they don't have nothing worth to say. And the worst part is when them are followed by others who double in their mistake and even have the nerve to criticize or "teach" someone of the field about what is and what's not that very profession. ATS for real is a strange place.
originally posted by: Nyiah
For Christ's sake, Twitter as a "reliable" news source? Gawd, some people wouldn't know idle chatter from actual journalism if both slapped them on opposite buttcheeks.
originally posted by: stosh64
originally posted by: haman10
"twitter says its real"
even if the news was real - which is a joke - citing a "tweet" as a source is merely ridiculous .
To be fair, the OP did not source twitter.