Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wasting Everybody's Time on Flite 370
Media need to heed one prime directive: if you have nothing to report, report nothing. Do not waste our time — in the case of the Malaysian airliner's disappearance, hours and hours and hours of time — on what amounts to "We have no idea what happened." If you don't have any information, just admit aloud,
We have no information to give you. If we do learn what happened, we will tell you when we get that information. If we give up on ever knowing, we will tell you that. But until then, we are not going to waste your time on 'reports' that amount to nothing. We have too much respect for your time and emotions to string you along while providing absolutely no information.
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