posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 04:00 AM
This thread has already show that no matter what happens some people are going to think it was staged.
As for us in the media, we're not told if something is "fake" and usually when we're in an emergency, or otherwise in harm's way such as
battlefield reporting, there isn't always time to get the facts relayed back to the office before we go on the air. Take for instance reporting on
Libya last year. I was over there, on the crews and as our reporter relayed information live, it was the first the anchors back home were hearing
about it too. We report from the scene in a crisis and we are not given scripts at all.
The issue of the calm and collected nature of a journalist was mentioned, that is not because we know something you don't at all. It is because we
A lot of journalists are killed in the line of duty ever year, if we were in on hidden information, we would probably all get to come home to our
family and friends instead.
Good people die to bring you the news. Good people die to keep you safe too. The least you the viewer and the citizen can do is think critically
instead of labeling everything that ever happens part of some plot against you.