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Journalism Fail: NBC and TMZ
misreport Donald Sterling NBA ban

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 4/30/2014 8:28:47 AM

NEW YORK — NBC and TMZ are the latest to learn how the irresistible urge for a scoop, even for a matter of minutes, can burn a news organization. NBC on Tuesday quoted an anonymous source when it incorrectly reported how the NBA was punishing Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist comments just minutes before league commissioner Adam Silver announced it.(Snip)NBC tweeted, posted and broadcast its mistake on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC before correcting it after Silver´s announcement.

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No surprise. You could insert other topics in place of those last four words. Or just leave them off. These two do misreport...almost everything.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 4/30/2014 8:52:13 AM     (No. 9830512)

Next: taking all assets away from anyone caught slurring gays. Or women. Or global warming? Or...Obama?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KingBubo, 4/30/2014 10:18:29 AM     (No. 9830662)

NBA is part of a league. Typical rules do not apply. Still scary.

Brandon Eich is a scarrier story.

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