Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bloggers, Accountablility, and the MSM (namely KSL)

This has been bugging me for quite some time. This doesn't anger me as someone who is against vouchers.

This pisses me off as a blogger.

You see, this biggest case against bloggers is that we have no accountability. We can "post anything" we want to, and throw the truth out the window.

Whereas the "mainstream" media has accountability, or at least that's what they say.

Then, where is the accountability at KSL?

On October 17, KSL's Richard Piatt ran a story comparing the "truthfulness" of ads run by Parents for Choice in Education and Utahns for Public Schools. The only problem is, the report itself was full of inaccuracies. These inaccuracies were pointed out by Bill Keshlear and Kim R. Burningham.

Yet, the fact that their report was wrong doesn't seem to matter to KSL. They have not yet published any retraction. In fact, Piatt's response to Keshlear's email was that he stands by his story.

I hereby call on all bloggers, and lovers of blogs, to ask KSL to issue a retraction. We need an honest and respectable news media.



rmwarnick said...

It's been almost two weeks, and no retraction. Are they waiting until after the election?

Also, the so-called "Truth Test" was billed as the first of a series. What's next? Proof of the existence of WMD's in Iraq?

That One Guy said...

once again, we are making the assumption that KSL should have some sort of unbiased position. Just like the D-News.

Are we really that naive? Come on!!

I neither read the D-News, nor watch KSL's locally-produced programming.