Brooke takes us on a walk down bad memory lane when it comes to the media and inaccurate sources.
Most of these false accusations sound like a case of racial profiling reinforced by media coverage. For instance, the Taiwanese-American who was wrongfully charged for leaking government secrets to Taiwan and he was imprisoned because the media made everyone believe that he was guilty when he really was not. I believe that this is mainly because Americans are searching so hard for a story that they will print one up before all of their facts are straight. This obviously only leads to trouble.
'initial reports' are almost always wrong..or at least inaccurate.it is the job of a news provider,first and foremost to sell advertising to keep the publication/broadcast 'in business'.it is the job of a reporter to 'tell a story' and to 'get the scoop' on the 'competition'. a story has a narative..a hero..a villain..a threat. it has to 'sell'. everyone has a motive and a point of view..everyone has a bias..everyone. if it is 'too good to be true'...it will still sell a lot of papers and book plenty of airtime. the truth?...sorry..not too much room for that.
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