How Did Your Station Report What The President Said (and now says he didn’t say it)?

Odds are your newsroom did NOT use the “s-word” in reporting about the President’s language. But a lot of newsrooms did.

The Washington Post summarized what the media did in this article.

One other quick question, regarding a Presidential Tweet this morning: did your newsroom give perspective to the Tweet in which the President said the Obama administration did the embassy-switch deal in London, by reporting that the decision was actually made to sell the existing U.S. Embassy in London and build a new one in 2008, when George W. Bush was President?

It’s pretty easy to check this stuff.

Another reason it’s said that Journalism is not stenography.

Posted by Tim Morrissey