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Bad things happen because of this, for example: For a few hours the wrong person was identified as the Sandy Hook killer Inaccurate details were published about how the shooter got access to the school A bogus statement that the shooter's mother worked at the school was distributed to millions
But frankly - and this will certainly seem callous - the tradeoffs are worth it. The end product is better when you have more people gathering and giving feedback on the news.
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Journalists have adjusted. They shifted to being part journalist, part analyst and part whistleblower. They write news. They deduce. They opine...