posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 09:30 PM
I sometimes wonder if anything in the job description for some "journalists" requires them to possess any ability beyond merely looking good in front
of a camera.
I once watched a press briefing by the Canadian military where an officer was talking about the deployment of Canadian frigates to the Persian Gulf.
He referred to the frigates as both ships and vessels during his brief. At the end, when he took questions from the press, one journalist actually
asked him to explain the difference between ships and vessels. He stood there for a moment or two, seemingly dumbfounded by the stupidity of the
question, and then told her they were one and the same.
Some are very bright and not prone to doing stupid things, but they often seem to be the ones who got into journalism after having spent time in other
fields and/or got degrees or training in something other than journalism.
There is a guy on the CTV station out of Vancouver BC named Mike McCardell. He does "uplifting" stories at the end of the newscast. I often think that
the only reason he is still on the air is that he must know where all the skeletons are hidden.
edit on 13/2/14 by erwalker because: (no reason