What was he thinking?
Posted by aogSaturday, 04 September 2004 at 21:13 TrackBack Ping URL

The biggest question for me about the fake booing story was — what was the author thinking? Did it not occurr to him that there were thousands of witnesses along with online records demonstrating the falsity of the claim? We should acknowledge, however, that in the past the author might well have gotten away with similar calumnies with the victims unable to respond in any significant or coherent fashion or readily provide the evidence. Now one notes that it took no more than a few hours for the pressure to be great enough to cause an update.

One is left with the question of whether the author will suffer any career repercussions for such blatant bias and just how many times Old Media is going to get smacked like this before there is any change in behaviour.