When journalism goes bad

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by thoreau » 09 Oct 2018, 19:33

I do think there's a lot to be learned from this, from finding out why people are willing to make such accusations, why they change their minds.

What keeps me from learning from this article is that Soave didn't perform the usual journalistic follow-through of asking the other named party if they wish to comment. Yes, there's a real possibility that she'd do something ugly to another person if she gets upset, but journalists don't spend all of their time writing articles about incidents involving nice, reasonable people who would never do anything crazy. (Especially if they're on the "Look at these people leveling questionable allegations without corroborating evidence!" beat.)

This incident is similar enough to plenty of other incidents, so the basic outline of what I read in the article seems entirely plausible. But these safeguards aren't supposed to be ignored just because everything fits with our pre-existing narratives. That's how incidents like UVA Jackie can happen.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by dhex » 11 Oct 2018, 17:53

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/ ... ogram.html

OK maybe more headline writers than journolos but by the end of this story I hated every participant, from zuck to the parents to the kids to the chrome books and potted plants if there were any. The goose fucking is the only good part.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Warren » 11 Oct 2018, 18:07

dhex wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 17:53
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/ ... ogram.html

OK maybe more headline writers than journolos but by the end of this story I hated every participant, from zuck to the parents to the kids to the chrome books and potted plants if there were any. The goose fucking is the only good part.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Jennifer » 11 Oct 2018, 19:15

Cheshire's a pretty rich town; I'd bet any kid there whose family wants them to have their own computer can afford to buy one already. Odd that they wouldn't try rolling this out in a place where students likely CAN'T afford such things.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by JD » 12 Oct 2018, 12:39

I made the mistake of reading the comments. (short version: capitalism is evil, school choice is evil, Christians are somehow to blame for this) Admittedly some of them were funny, like "Now I'm dying to google 'Roman sex with a goose'... but should probably wait until I'm home from work."
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by tr0g » 12 Oct 2018, 13:54

Some people like to juggle geese, indeed. I never realized 'juggle' was a euphemism.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Number 6 » 12 Oct 2018, 18:22

Google failed me. I was unable to find the goosefucking statue.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Eric the .5b » 12 Oct 2018, 18:46

Is it a Zeus/Jupiter thing?
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Number 6 » 12 Oct 2018, 18:55

I did it so you won't have to: below is the first image that comes up when googling 'Roman goose fucking."
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by dhex » 12 Oct 2018, 19:49

Eric the .5b wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 18:46
Is it a Zeus/Jupiter thing?
Possibly. Could also be just the usual porny Roman pottery bits tho.
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