Thursday, September 25, 2008

How to blow a scoop

Media bias against real news:
Scandal, crime, politics -- the story had nearly all the makings of a blockbuster, a surefire Drudge link, no less. So why did it seem that nobody in big-time journalism wanted to report it? . . .
The initial flood of coverage of the Palin email saga soon slowed to a trickle, however, even as new and shocking information about the case was revealed. Why? Instead of revelations about a Republican scandal, the story’s focus quickly shifted to a federal crime investigation with a Democratic suspect. The major media’s interest evaporated just as quickly.
That's from my article at Russ Smith's SpliceToday, and you should read the whole thing.


1 comment:

  1. One small correction: The name of the paper in Nashville is "The Tennessean" without Nashville in the title.