“”I’ve been in several conflict zones: I was in the civil war regions in Georgia, the Gaza strip, illegally visited the Kaliningrad region when travel to the Soviet Union was still strictly prohibited for westerners, I’ve been in Iraq, Vietnam and in China, I’ve met Cuba dissidents. But to be arrested and yelled at and be rudely treated by police? For that I had to travel to Ferguson and St. Louis in the United States of America.””
– 6 more journalists arrested in Ferguson protests.
With wild conjecture filling the void where hard facts are lacking, CNN’s own journalists are questioning its coverage of missing MA Flight 370.
“In this age of instant reporting, and Tweets, and blogs, there’s a temptation to latch on to any bit…”
“In this age of instant reporting, and Tweets, and blogs, there’s a temptation to latch on to any bit of information — sometimes, to jump to conclusions. But when a tragedy like this happens, with public safety at risk and the stakes so high, it’s important to do this right. That’s why we have investigations. That’s why we relentlessly gather the facts. That’s why we have courts. That’s why we take care not to rush to judgment — not about the motivations of these individuals, and certainly not about entire groups of people.”