Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I should have known better...

The tragic death of Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau, brought home how much the news media has changed over the years -- particularly with the advent of social media. I was on a news site and happened to see a story regarding the death of Beau Biden and reaction from politicians and others. 

Good, I thought -- government officials and others were interviewed about it -- I want to read this. So I clicked on the story link...and found this:

Yes, Twitter posts. Also known as tweets. I was disappointed to say the least, but it's the times we are living in. Social media rules. Fine...but does it have to take the place of contacting a source and asking for a reaction or a quote? Apparently so. 


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