Quoting Lloyd: “I began doing what any legitimate journalist ought to do before writing and filing a story. I fact checked. Had the mainstream media undertaken that same task, things might have been different in the final sum – now seven days after Khizr Khan’s seven minutes of fame.”
The latter has become almost absent in mainstream media as they morph details (not necessarily fact) to suit their story!
Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.
The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.
While the father of a fallen soldier bathed in celebrity status during the Democratic Convention, there are things related to this story that simply were passed over by the media and deserve attention, if only to provide balance to the story. It seems that when media frenzy sets in, good journalism quickly disappears. Too many times, we witness the media pursuing a headline rather than facts.
Was Khihr Khan’s Speech Orchestrated?
The question is valid in that it goes towards understanding and illuminating “Actus reus” (the external elements) and identifying if there is “mens rea”(a guilty mind) involved in Mr. Khan’s speech.
Immediately after making his speech, Khan became engaged in a media scrum at the Convention. He made it known that he had much more to say but that the organizers had limited him to “ten minutes”. As a result, according…
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