Houston Chronicle retracts eight stories with sources allegedly made-up by high-profile reporter
The Houston Chronicle has decided to retract eight bogus stories written by a former reporter. The decision came after an internal investigation found that the reporter apparently made up sources and quoted them in his stories.
â€śThe relationship between a newspaper and its readers is one of trust,â€ť Chronicle executive editor Nancy Barnes wrote Thursday in statement that explained the decision. â€śThis investigation points to an egregious breach of that trust that is an offense to readers and journalists alike. We apologize to our readers, and to the Houston community.â€ť
She added: â€śWe will be correcting or retracting all of the affected stories in order to set the record straight to the best of our ability, as I promised when this was first brought to my attention.â€ť...
I used to be subscribed to Alex Jones YouTube channel, before it got banned, and WAS a pretty consistent listener to his radio program several years ago. Now, I'm just subscribed to his daily newsletter.
Stop fake news!!! That would shut down most of Jimâ€™s â€śreliable â€ś sources especially NYT, CNN, MSNBC and the 3 main ones on TV (NBC ABC CBS.). His â€śfact checkâ€ť sites would have retract their false findings. Media Matters would go silent
Two cents, Infowars is a perfect example of an irresponsible fake news generator. I do not believe they have at any time corrected there fake news stories.
Media Bias Check wrote: CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
.... Factual Reporting: VERY LOW Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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More evidence that truth lies dead in the streets, Jim, that's all. Isaiah 59 pertains.
The Houston Chronicle is in a tough spot because their readership demands better reporting, and they'd better make amends or face financial diffuculties. Meanwhile, the New York Times doesn't have the same pressure but can encite then publish short stories envisioning the assasination of the President as if that would be a desirable outcome. They won't recant or apologize because they are egging on their readership. No so long ago, there woukd have been serious federal law enforcement investigations and potentially arrests for similar public comment threatening the life of the President. And maybe there are...
The Houston Chronicle shows what I reliable, respectable news source does. When it has erroneous new stories they publicly correct them. So what does that show about sources such as Infowars?
Christopher Brito / CBS News wrote: Less than a day after banning CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House, press secretary Sarah Sanders is facing additional scrutiny after sharing an edited video clip that showed Acosta's brief exchange with an aide over a mic. Among the critics was a CNN executive who called it "a doctored video â€“ actual fake news."...
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