Random Scribbles: Another crackerjack journalist

[Random Scribbles are my occasional posts of half-formed thoughts, half-baked ideas, and off-the-cuff observations.]

A year ago, I discussed some of the shortcomings of modern journalism. And not much has changed in that time.

Today, I can add to the list of inept professionals who fail at the most basic skill in news reporting: asking the hard questions to get to the facts. In the spotlight is Jeanine Pirro, a “television personality” with Fox News.

While broadcasting a segment on terrorism in Western Europe, Pirro allowed her guest, an alleged “expert” on terrorism, to spout a complete falsehood about how Birmingham, England, has been entirely taken over by Muslims.

Jeanine Pirro

Jeanine Pirro doing crackerjack work on Fox News.

Pirro didn’t question his statement at all. She just looked on with an “I can’t believe it” expression on her face.

How these people get hired–and stay hired–boggles my mind.

Advertisements

Let me know what you think.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s