? Bumrush the Charts: Indy Music Looking for Respect |
| NBC and News Corp.'s Very Clever YouTube Killer ?
March 22, 2007
The trouble with scoops
Ben Smith appeared to have a scoop on the John Edwards campaign on his politico.com blog. His post that Edwards would suspend his campaign drew hundreds of comments, and a lot of resistance from Edwards staffers who said it wasn't necessarily true. Now he has a story that Edwards is staying in the race. But when I click to read the rest of the story, I'm sent to the blog with the old, wrong story. (Now I click, at 12:42, and they have a correction over the blog post, and an update saying that his original source was wrong.)
Don't know if anyone has ever studied the percentage of "scoops" that were right and wrong. Anyone with a scoop takes the chance of being wrong. But, hey, lots of people built careers on scoops that turned out to be right.
Posted by: B.L. Ochman at March 22, 2007 01:39 PM