Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Good Journalism ... It's All In The Timing

This morning I tuned in to ABC's Good Morning America and was informed of the 13 trapped miners in West Virginia. One can only imagine what the families and friends of the miners, and the miners themselves, are going through. But human emotions for loved ones obviously play second fiddle to Diane Sawyer, who had the honor of interviewing West Virginia's governor. Rather than ask pertinent questions about the possibility of survivors, search efforts, or rescue techniques, Diane felt the need to flaunt how in the know ABC News is by reciting safety violations the mining company had received earlier. It is completely possible that these infractions played a part in, or are responsible for the current situation ... that's a given. But is now really the time to point fingers? Why not focus on the matter at hand ... THE GUYS THAT ARE STUCK UNDERGROUND!


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