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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


So who's taking bets that someone in some network television office is going to buy the concept of a reality series dreamed up by Richard Heene?

And when are television news networks going to exhibit the backbone and not fall for every to good to be true opportunity?

While it took a couple of days for police to ferret out the details, the initial lack of skepticism by the image-starved cable news networks was just standard operating procedures. The need to fill 24 hours of airtime just overwhelms any news judgment.

It's time for the folks who run newsrooms to remember the line from the late, lamented City New Service in Chicago: If your mother says she loves you, check it out.

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