Social networks can sometimes — more often than we’d like, really — illuminate and amplify the ignorance of the occasional news consumer.
Twitter is providing a perfect example today where people this morning greeted an ABC News online report of Neil Armstrong’s death.
The first human to set foot on the moon actually died a year ago Sunday. The story had the wrong date.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.