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Originally posted by lpowell0627
It has nothing to do with being truthful, their goal is not to lie. The goal is to have the information FIRST. And we as a society made that the goal ourselves.
How many read the article on CNN, MSNC, FOX, and then immediately refreshed the page or looked to see what other sites were reporting?
How many sites did you visit to find the most recent information?
How many sites did you visit to compare information?
How often did you check twitter and/or Facebook?
By you, I mean all of us, myself included.
The name of the game today is to be first. We as a society have put speed above accuracy. Think back to the elections in 2008 and the hubbub that surrounded news stations incorrectly calling the election. What was the penalty for that again? Exactly my point....none.
We tolerate inaccuracies -- often we get an "oops, sorry" after the fact -- and never even worry about fact as long as they are telling us something when we want to be told something.
Look at Benghazi. Not one person on this site can say the original story even remotely resembled the facts as they stand now. We were lied to by a hoard of politicians to the point where our own President stood and chastised the First Amendment.
Where is the outrage?
Where is the demand for facts?
Where is the accountability?
The scariest part is people don't even realize how dangerous this precedence is. Want to really control, confuse, and divide the populace? You get them to the point where they believe first and question later. Then you send out two or three conflicting sound bites. Depending on the situation, instant chaos. Exactly where we are heading in my opinion.
CT shooting– Man in camouflage pants grabbed by police – Was suspected of being second shooter?
We found this earlier and it was SCRUBBED! (who can do that?)
Eyewitness News reporters on the Observed a man in camouflage gear being taken away from the staging area. He screamed to people in the area that he was not involved in the shooting.
A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 24-year-old Ryan Lanza and that his younger brother is being held for questioning as a possible second shooter. The law enforcement official says the boys' mother, Nancy Lanza, works at the school as a teacher.
The official also said Ryan Lanza's girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey.
According to a report by ABC News on Friday, the shooter was armed with four weapons.
Also on Friday, the Washington Post reported that an individual was in police custody who might have been a possible second shooter.
CBS news reported: “Another person was being held in police custody after he was detained in the woods near the school wearing camouflage pants.”
Originally posted by PaperbackWriter
reply to post by jimmyx
How much ongoing investigation was required to know when the cops went in that there were not three people shot but 27?
The very first link I read clearly stated 3 people.
That means somebody intentionally went to the media and leaked that story.
Only to come back and say 10 shot, 14 shot, when dang, if there really were
27 shot then they should have been able to count that high and report it.