In times of important breaking news (see, Newtown and Boston Bombing), I find myself devoting substantial and increasing amounts of time towards filtering mainstream news media reports trying to figure out what is sufficiently reliable as to be worthy of passing on to my blog readership.

I find myself modifying mainstream news reports with terms such as “reportedly” and “according to reports.”  Or cautions to the readership to be “cautious.”

Wasn’t it supposed to be reverse, with the news media being the one doing the filtering so that the end result was something we could rely on?

I don’t get paid enough to do their job for them.

Sincerely,

Some guy in pajamas in the basement eating Cheetos