I'm not entirely familiar with mass media in the U.S, So usually I keep away from commenting on stories that relate to the afore mentioned, however this time I cant help myself.
1st point - Credibility is bestowed by the masses, i.e something or someone gains credibility if they or it is believed, be that mass media or a. anonymous. Either is capable of spouting bull that most people can smell from a mile off, equally either is capable of presenting a carefully researched story.
2nd point - The only difference between mass media and bloggers / the internet community is that mass media can afford to pay the fines courts award for deformation / libel cases.
So I was going to talk about freedom of speech etc, however that already seems well covered and i couldn't help but have a dig at the media for being massive hypocrites and for my evidence I will simply point to - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Jewell
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