Communicator (communicator) wrote,

bush telegraph

I have been feeling excruciating embarrassment about being taken in by the 'Bambi' story the other day. This was slightly ameliorated by the fact that the Guardian was taken in too. It was posted as a factual story this morning. Arising from that - have you noticed that stories routinely break in blogs a couple of days before they appear in the newspapers, nowadays.

This applies to the kind of story which consists of attention being drawn to an on-going situation. A sudden newsworthy event (let's say a statesman being assassinated) would probably hit the news media first. Though come to think of it, I heard that 'something was going on with the world trade centre' by an email to a mailing list I subscribe to, before I heard it reported on the BBC.
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