Thursday, March 24, 2005

At Least The Editorials Section Tells You What To Expect

I don't know why but this just ticked me off today:

I'm watching the news on CNN and the anchor introduces coverage of Ashley Smith's press conference where she received over $70,000 in rewards for helping apprehend Brian Nichols. "My life is testimony that God can use us even in the midst of tragedy and miracles do happen," said Smith. She would also continue to mention that her faith helped her through the situation and closed saying, "I would just like to say thank you all very much. I'm very honored and God bless you all." Upon returning from the conference, the female anchor tosses in a quick quip about how she feels like she has just left church. They then go into a biography on Smith.

I am not defending Smith's talking about her faith here but a news anchor should be held to a higher standard. If you are going to report "news" on a "news channel", learn what reporting is and what an editorial is. This just has me pissed off at not just the network but the way the media likes to throw a little jab in here and there but still claim themselves as a credible source for information.


LoraLoo said...

Just another reason why I'm glad I got an MIS degree instead of that communications degree I started for... As far as I'm concerned, most major news sources have very little credibility.

Martin said...

It makes me happy that I started out writing for myself and not for a company telling me what my story was going to be.