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The limitations of online Tesla news

Discussion in 'News' started by ToddRLockwood, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. ToddRLockwood

    ToddRLockwood Active Member

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    Apparently, FOX BUSINESS only skimmed the Tesla press release, having come up with this headline...

    Tesla is Relaunching its Roadster Model


    Tesla is Relaunching its Roadster Model | Fox Business

    Unfortunately, there's no comment section or link to the author to correct the article.
     
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    I haven't checked (irony perhaps !) but what you say resonates with a lot news today.

    What's the term:

    Buy the rumour, sell the news

    Good spot. The antidote is us.
     
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    You think Fox News is interested in a correction? That's goddamn hilarious.
     
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    Amazingly WRONG on Every Front. But that's Fox News... don't let facts get in the way.
     
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    Just more proof that they're a pack of morons:).
     
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    Do a Google search....I guess there are a lot of Morons out there. You chose to single out Fox though. The Washington Post referred to it as "The New Tesla Roadster" and Tech Crunch "Tesla announces the Roadster 3.0 with a 400 mile range" and UPI "Tesla's New Roadster can go 400 miles on a Charge."
     
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    Many other "news" sites seem to be replicating this misinformation. It gives you a sense of where these online "journalists" are sourcing their information—from each other! All they had to do was log onto Tesla's web site and read the press release.
     
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    So they're all a bunch of lazy morons:) And I always thought the first responbility of a journalist is to check and verify the sources.
     
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    I think that was back when my Dad was in high school (well before WWII).
     
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    Things have certainly changed in that "field"...back in the day, there was a guy who hailed from your neck of the woods who was the standard to measure all others against...(H.L. Mencken)

     
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    Yes, in the story as posted today, there is an update comment at the top that amounts to an admission of guilt:

    "(Recasts Dec. 26 story throughout to show that Tesla is offering retrofit upgrade to Roadster, not relauching the model)"
     
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    As a member of the journalism profession, I can tell you MANY just regurgitate now, versus doing their own reporting or at least checking.
    Having said that, we didn't air it at all.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Sometimes this is quite funny. When the 2001 Prius was introduced one journalist made an error that anyone who actually sat in the car would have noticed--I forget just what it was, but it was very obvious. Almost every other "hands-on review" had this same error.
     
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    Were he still with us, Mencken would have some a very entertaining but sharply critical insights about "journalism" today.

    Where are the H.L. Mencken's of our time? I guess the closest we can get is The Onion.
     

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