In the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling did a masterful job of portraying a media that was not interested in facts when it made Harry Potter out to be a villain.
I was reminded of that with two stories circulating this week.
First, was the story that some media outlet checked with Ben Carson’s school mates and none could remember a story he has told about a potential stabbing incident when he was younger. Carson says they talked to the wrong ones. No matter. The media keeps referring to the allegedly flawed report as fact.
The second is the story erupting on the University of Missouri (one of my alma maters btw) campus. It seems to be emerging that media outlets have not substantiated the claims, have have left out some important facts about key instigators have had to retract false statements.