Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Why Americans Hate the Media

The Sacramento Bee carried a story this morning titled "eBay sources say Whitman settled claim of shoving" written by a New York Times reporter.   The story goes on to describe an incident where a media relations employee, Young Mi Kim, was shoved and possibly sworn at by Whitman because she felt unprepared for an upcoming interview that Kim was preparing her for with Reuters.   The long story details the incident and a settlement that Whitman paid to Kim.  But in paragraph 9 Kim is quoted as saying "Yes, we had an unfortunate incident, but we resolved it in a way that speaks well for her and for eBay."Then several paragraphs later the reporter says that no one else witnessed the incident.

Although the story was carried below the fold, it merited, at least according to the editors of the Bee - page 1 treatment and continuation on the last page.  That gives the story huge prominence.  Gee, I wonder who the Bee will endorse in the fall for Governor.

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