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Reader comment on item: CAIR's Hate Crimes Nonsense

Submitted by Sydney H. Pfeiffer (Canada), May 19, 2005 at 14:40

I have noted lately that mainstream journalists are inherent lazy.

If you listen to "news stations"--WCBS, and the ilk, they quote
what is obviously a press release as news with no verification
of the background.

The CAIR report is typical.

An organization (no matter how small) with its own agenda will have
a press conference with documentation which is basically a press release.
The reporter "must" justify his presence at the news conference, so he
reads off the release, as if it were truth.

This is journalism? Or have the journalists basically gotten used to
using these releases for fear they won't be invited to the next show
with the donuts, coffee, and an excuse to get out of the office.

A short look at headlines--a lawyer makes a statement in court, the
reporter puts it in the paper. People read what the lawyer said and assume
it is correct. meanwhile, next day...

sorry for being so cynical.
Submitting....

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