Murking Up

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Tue Jan 30 03:56:04 UTC 2007

Heard on tonight's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in a story about erroneous
reporting of facts by the media and how partisan groups can inject false
stories, often about private behavior into mainstream reporting. Ellen Hume
of the University of Massachusetts speaking:

"All of this paints journalists with a brush that is unfortunately not
bringing audience to real news. It's murking up the media landscape in a way
that journalists have a hard time recovering from."

Nice blend of "murky" and "mucking up."

--Dave Wilton
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