The Jury Talks Back


Recycled News

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amphipolis @ 9:24 am

Prepare yourselves for the onslaught of recycled news.

You know what I mean. This is the season when reporters do their year in review stories and print them as news. It is a great time for them to take a break from the hard work of reporting and just cut what they think was relevant and paste it into new stories. This just in – a year is ending and stuff has happened.

It also provides a great opportunity to spin old stories and make sure the public got the point. I suppose they print it because people like it. Fine, just please don’t portray it as news.

Note – Patterico’s LA Times year in review is different. He is not paid for fresh copy.


  1. I remember reading a list of the Top Ten News Stores of 2004 that was released on December 25th of that year. The next day a 9.0 magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that devastated much of the hemisphere, killing more than 225,000 people, injuring 125,000 people, and displacing 1 1/2 million people.

    Comment by aunursa — 12/22/2008 @ 9:35 am

  2. I suppose that one will go down in meme history as “JOURNALISM FAIL“.

    Then again, that’s been a recurring theme of late…

    Comment by PCachu — 12/22/2008 @ 10:53 pm

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