How did it get this far: As Don Corleone so thoughtfully asked, How did things get this far?
(The Don's complete statement: “How did things ever get so far?”)
In this morning’s New York Times, Brian Stelter wastes everyone’s time discussing the news orgs which briefly miscast yesterday’s Supreme Court decision.
CNN’s misperception “lingered for six minutes,” he rather pointlessly reports. But good God! How did it get to this?
STELTER (6/29/12): Several wire services, in fact, reported correctly that the mandate had been upheld before CNN and Fox News [incorrectly] reported that it had been struck down. Bloomberg said that it broke the news 12 seconds before Reuters and 25 seconds before The Associated Press.Did this country ever have a brain? “Bloomberg said that it broke the news 12 seconds before Reuters,” the dutiful Timesman reports.
Bloomberg beat Reuters by 12 seconds! Bloomberg is announcing this fact, and Stelter is putting it in the Times.
Just think of all the rank disinformation which never gets addressed at all! In the context of that dereliction of duty, Stelter (and the New York Times) wastes everyone's time with this!
As Don Corleone so thoughtfully asked, How did things get this far?
[Sorry: Late post, due to heat trumping connectivity.]