I was reading a story this morning about the Associated Press fake news by Andy Cush and it got me to thinking about the boy who cried wolf. You can see that the media is a cut throat business. First one with a story wins. And here lies the problem.
Any good reporter or news agency knows, you must have hard confirmation of any fact or facts before you run it. As a reader, I expect the story I am reading to be true and factually. If it is a theory or an opinion piece, it should state that at the beginning and ending of a story to let the reader know.
In any administration or business you get “idea” or “draft” memos flying around. These can be anything from “good” thoughts to “are you out of your mind” thoughts. These are not the final run or signed executive actions. Even if this was a planned event to try to find a “Leaker” in what is supposed to be a working administration, a good reporter should have not run with a draft copy. I just hope the Reporter who got this leak did not pay cash money for it.
The Media is crying wolf too much now that the public had no idea what is true any more. What will happen when they actually write a truth and nothing happens.