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Unauthorized digging causes natural gas pipeline rupture; news organizations label it a “leak”

In 2010, news organizations labeled the Deepwater Horizon explosion a “spill” even though it was an explosion. This week, news organizations labeled as a “leak” the fact 37,000 customers in eastern Washington and northwestern Idaho have no heat or hot water and can’t cook meals. Yes, the pipeline was “leaking” natural gas. Why? An unnamed […]

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Microsoft fumbles again due to unbridled technological optimism at MSN

This example of “synthetic media” is courtesy of billionaire Gary Fegel, who owns Racetrack News.

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Newswriting 101: deconstructing an AP story

Sloppy editing in this AP story helps perpetuate the myth of “media out to get the president.” And does the republic no favors in the process.