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Response to Aerows (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 02:35 PM

13. Are you sure?

I'm not so sure about that, really. Harm was done to the truth. Harm was done to the reputation of that publication. Harm was done to people who believed that the "soldier" was dead and went to a bogus memorial service. Harm was done by recognizing a fraud as a hero.

Yes, there was harm done. There is always harm done when publications publish untrue stories. There is always harm done when journalistic standards are ignored and the public gets incorrect information.

You think there was no harm done? What do you think of Fox News? They publish incorrect stories all the times. We revile them for it.

Journalism is a serious business. It has standards. Sadly, those standards often go unmet, and harm is, indeed, done.

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