We love it when people rant about blogs not being credible sources of news or information – because the truth is, when bloggers are incorrect on a matter of fact, you can be sure they hear about it from their readers – who post corrections and responses freely.
The very fact that blogs are a two-way communication means that thousands of people can research, broadcast and correct inaccuracies in an open forum.
This is totally different than a newspaper or a television broadcast where thousands of people can recognize a lie, but are unable to challenge the lie in the same venue.
More Lies From Folks We Are Supposed To Trust – The Professional News Media
Back in August, we reported that Reuters News had knowingly published hundreds of faked news photos – and that bloggers around the world were on their case. (See BFP’s Reuters News Published Many, Possibly Hundreds of Faked Photos…)
Eventually, Reuters was forced to withdraw over 1000 photos from circulation due to the efforts of a few bloggers who brought their photographic and military expertise to the issue.
Now comes the story that the Associated Press has been caught reporting a war atrocity in Iraq that never happened.
Nothing in the old media yet, but Michelle Malkin and other bloggers are all over the story while the “old media” pretends it never happened. Visit Michelle Malkin here and she’ll give you the details.