Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Jumping to Conclusions
Note that this entire story is based on one source. In the journalism world, no editor would touch it. No one has verified the authenticity of this "news." No one has confirmed it or given credibility to the separation of these two entertainment figures.
In the celebrity journalism world, this is how stories are put out there. Whether this is true or not depends on the flip of a coin really. It could be true, but, then again, it might be a mistake or a piece of misinformation. Why would you publish this if no one could confirm or deny it?
There are ethical reasons why people choose to publish these things. Scoops are more important than accuracy, and if it turns out to be a mistake, more often than not, a quick deletion of the story and a case of amnesia are the methods used.
Oh, and guess what?