Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Media.. gotta love the Media

I've mentioned in previous posts my love (read with much sarcasm) of the media. They twist and bend the facts or just get it wrong all together. Sending things to print without as much as a regard to whom it may affect.

I can laugh because I'm a nobody in the world.. the errors and mistruths printed affect me not. Other than provide me with a good laugh and a keepsake of misinformation.

Today, I received a call from my husband. He wanted to know when I changed jobs and began taking classes at the university? It seems a co-worker saw my name and gave him a copy of a newspaper.

A few weeks ago, I attended a play with my sister and daughter. We were interviewed and asked questions about the relevence of the play ..I was quoted and my name was printed in bold type. Under my name, they list me as working for the university and attending class there.

A minor error.. but think if it were bigger.. If I were
someone of importance.

I continue to shake my head and read what some consider fit for print.. only I take it in stride.
Don't always believe everything you read.


(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

to err is human right?

I think you should not be that harsh on the media...I am sure they will correct the error in the next issue.


Random Thoughts to Amuse said...

I'm sorry you feel this is harsh
Actually, I think it is light.

This woman is an editor for the newspaper she writes for. I would think she would get her facts straight before printing.

I really did laugh when I saw my name emblazzoned in bold print where she quoted me, then went on to put the wrong information about me in the story itself.

Destiny said...

i don't think you were harsh, just honest. that may have been a minor error, but sometimes it could cause a lot more harm. the funny thing is, you came in after your daughter and i had given our names and told her our thoughts.
yes, we all make mistakes, but we also need to double check our work.