The media is stupid
OK, genius. It's "the media ARE..." The word "media" is plural.
Don't start calling people / things stupid when you yourself can't even type correctly.
For those of you who don't understand breaking news, I'll break it down for ya.
The media receive information about a story. Usually it's just a blurb on the wire. No real details because no one knows the details. Details start coming in. A lot of the time it's speculation. Sometimes it's wrong. Generally the news is that something happened. But all the nerds
here are too caught up in details like what type of plane crashed. Those details will come in eventually, but they're not the essence of the story. Here's the kicker. The media rely on information from other people. People make mistakes. Just ask B757300. Dude can't even write.
But I don't see anyone blaming the people who give them the information. I guess they're just not visible targets and it's not "cool" to criticize them.
It's unfortunate that these things happen. It would be great if they didn't. Usually there's no time to research the facts of a breaking story like a plane crash and members of the media are not airplane experts, nor should they be. Just try to think about your friends who aren't into airplanes trying to figure out what airplane is what and the difference between Airbus and Boeing.
To be quite honest, I'm perfectly happy knowing something happened and waiting for the details later.
You people expect the big bad media to know everything. Well they don't and they never will. But cry on people...