Media Integrity

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 17, 2009

I’m not a Rush Limbaugh fan–I don’t listen to any kind of talk radio, much preferring NPR, the BBC, and WFMT–but whether one is a fan or not, hatchet jobs on Limbaugh ought to be called out as such:

During the 3:00PM ET hour of live coverage on MSNBC Friday, co-host David Shuster admitted that racially charged quotes he and other hosts attributed to Rush Limbaugh had not been verified: “MSNBC attributed that quote to a football player who was opposed to Limbaugh’s NFL bid. However, we have been unable to verify that quote independently. So, just to clarify.” Shuster did not formally retract the quote or apologize.

Fearless prediction: None of the people responsible for this journalistic debacle will be forced to resign.

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