Unsubstantiated and unsourced "news"

  1. Unsubstantiated and unsourced "news" again:


    Committee on oversight & government reform: http://oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=1532
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    I think we need to be sceptical about what we hear touted as "news".
    Where did the information come from? Is there a source? Who is the source?

    If the "news" story is, "People are saying such & such" WHO are those "people"?

    Fox "news" too:

    On Monday, the American Spectator posted a story on its website claiming that House Oversight Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) "has asked his investigative staff" to compile "reports" on right-wing radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. The Spectator, quoting anonymous sources, said the move was part of an effort to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine":

    The Spectator's article was quickly picked up by the rest of the conservative media. On his radio show on Monday, Rush Limbaugh called Waxman "un-American," comparing him to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

    Fox News's Hannity and Colmes picked up the story as well. Watch it: http://thinkprogress.org/2007/10/10/...ectator-false/

    Limbaugh doesn't believe the congressman: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/dai...116.guest.html
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Oct 12, '07 : Reason: fix link
  4. by   HM2VikingRN
    This cartoon says it all: