The Oklahoma tornado tragedy, which has killed 50 people and caused untold property damage, sweeps away the cries of partisanship over the IRS and Benghazi.
Journalists tend to respond responsibly n these moments, fortunately. For all of the usual cries of media negligence, this is one of those occasions when reporters rise to the occasion and try hard to inform in an unadorned style.
What matters here is getting the story right — the death toll, the property wreckage, the severity of the tornado and other crucial details are what count.
journalists, either through laziness or carelessness, mess up and misstate the facts, everyone loses, big time.
There should be sense of opportunism here. Reporters shouldn’t tr y to be heroes. Just get the story right.
That’s what really matters.
This post is going to be brief. I’ve said my piece.