Do the Media Inform?

Via xkcd of course. Tooltip says:

News networks giving a greater voice to viewers because the social web is so popular are like a chef on the Titanic who, seeing the looming iceberg and fleeing customers, figures ice is the future and starts making snow cones.


  1. Should we call it "Cargo Cult Journalism"? Something with the trappings of investigative reporting — a bloke holding a mic, a seriously serious format, and a report written in Old High Newspaperese — but without the substance that makes good journalism.I think good journalism, like good science, is ultimately based on the scientific method. A good reporter will ask questions which can falsify things, rather than questions which only serve to confuse everyone.– frank

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