Scott Pelley: “These have been a bad few months for journalism. We’re getting the big stories wrong, over and over again”

Posted by on May 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm

A bad few months? Try decades, Scotty.

“These have been a bad few months for journalism,” he added. “We’re getting the big stories wrong, over and over again.”

The CBS newsreader was quick to take at least partial blame. “Let me take the first arrow: During our coverage of Newtown, I sat on my set and I reported that Nancy Lanza was a teacher at the school. And that her son had attacked her classroom. It’s a hell of a story, but it was dead wrong. Now, I was the managing editor, I made the decision to go ahead with that and I did, and that’s what I said, and I was absolutely wrong. So let me just take the first arrow here.”

Perhaps the can make amends by covering any of the myriad Obama scandals. There’s something called Benghazi. You might want to look into it. One of your colleagues is just itching to cover it. Granted, there could well be a conflict of interest there.

 

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2 Responses to “Scott Pelley: “These have been a bad few months for journalism. We’re getting the big stories wrong, over and over again””

  1. Frank G on 11/11/13 at 7:16 pm

    why oh why could it be? How’s that Atkisson contract renewal coming? Still refusing to air her stories on F&F and Benghazi?

  2. Blacque Jacques Shellacque on 11/11/13 at 10:14 pm

    “These have been a bad few months for journalism. We’re getting the big stories wrong, over and over again”

    That’s because for the most part, the current crop of people attempting to practice the trade aren’t journalists; they’re nothing less than Democrat Party propagandists.