Psychic Tips, Media Frenzies and Texas

Friday, June 10, 2011

Transcript

The New York Times tweeted “Up to 30 Dismembered Bodies Found Near Houston, Reuters Reports.” CNN covered the story. ABC News tweeted it. Several other news organizations piled on to make the gruesome story international news. One problem: the story wasn’t true. Bigger problem: it was really really not true - it was all based on a tip from a psychic. Bob looks into how this crazy media frenzy went down.

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