Reporting the facts, it seems, is now not something reporters actually do.  All they need to do is pander the the lowest common denominator, and they think they’re doing their job.

This is a stupid example, but an example nonetheless.  Yahoo!, which is constantly trying to reinvent itself, is piggybacking on iOS7 with their new “My Yahoo” redesign – but that’s not the story.  The story is how Apple’s Tim COok recently joined twitter.  It describes his account, describes his first tweet, and a few other things.

What did they leave out?  Cook’s Twitter handle.

C’mon – isn’t that – I don’t know – relevant to the story?

Facts…  Who needs ’em?  Not Yahoo!

By walterh

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