Charlie Villanueva and Kevin Garnett: Tweets Need To Stop Being ‘News’

November 10th, 2010 by Ron Furlong Leave a reply »
There are so many things wrong with this new cowardly age of Tweeting that I don't even know where to start. The fact that the reporting media of the world have picked up on this and report it as news or fact is perhaps the worst, most troubling aspect.

Why in the name of all that is good is something someone writes on Twitter or in some blog somewhere considered to be news? Where is the proof? Where are the sources? Who is a witness?

Think about it: Anyone can write anything about anyone at anytime? Scary, huh? There is no need for proof. The fact that someone wrote it is proof enough, apparently.

"Did you read that Tweet? Oh my gosh, run with it! Lead story!"

You can have a grudge with someone, or simply not like someone, and decide to have a couple glasses of wine one evening and then get behind your laptop. Couple of clicks later and you are into your blog. Now what? Well, you write something, of course. But what? Maybe you go off about something. Maybe you think about that someone you don't like. Maybe you stretch the truth a little for effect. Maybe you decide to bring someone down for no other ...

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