Opinion: Deflated judgment – Internet brings out the worst in ‘journalism’


Barth Keck
Barth Keck

Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy at Haddam-Killingworth High School. Email Barth here

NOTE: I am a fan of the New England Patriots, thus indicating potential bias in the views expressed below. In other words, “confirmation bias” might be at work here. But more on that in a minute.

The media circus known as Deflategate served as quite the distraction before the Super Bowl, but it also had one positive effect – it taught enlightened media consumers some important lessons:

  1. Internet-obsessed “journalism”  –  including social media –  is diametrically opposed to responsible journalism.I’ve argued this point before, but Deflategate underscores the message.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.



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