Within a 24-hour cycle, news outlets around the nation jumped on the Buzzfeed story (Cohen told to lie) and then piggybacked that effort by jumping to conclusions regarding a group of high school students, a group of Native Americans and a March for Life Rally in DC. In both instances, media indictments were handed out long before the facts were in both stories (or the lack thereof) were confirmed.
Can the news media recover from these major missteps?
Becket Adams is a commentary writer for The Washington Examiner, he joined Armstrong & Getty to discuss these two important stories, and how they may (or may not) impact the choices made in newsrooms in the near future.
Says Becket, "our newsrooms have descended into hyper-partisan, culture-war battles...where the truth doesn't matter". Listen below...