Barkha Dutt journalism, CNN version

Journalists, it seems to me, sometimes tend to get so caught up in what they are reporting that they don’t realize what they are doing.  One example is of course the reporting during the Mumbai 26/11 terrorist attacks, we ‘ve all heard how some of the things the reporters were saying could have possibly even ended up helping the terrorists.

Here is one more example of boneheaded journalism, this time  from Fargo, North Dakota.  The city is under some kind of emergency right now as floods in the Red River are supposed to reach about 43 feet today and volunteers have been filling and stacking sandbags night and day as a levee against the rising river waters.   The sandbags, at 42 feet high, may still not be good enough and people are being evacuated. The drama has been going on for a few days now.

In the midst of all this, a CNN journalist has been arrested for standing on the sandbag levees.  Now, why would someone want to do that?  What if the sandbags slide?


5 thoughts on “Barkha Dutt journalism, CNN version

  1. For some weird reason, this reminded me of the Dr. Seuss story Yertl the Turtle, where Yertl, standing atop a mountain of lesser turtles, feels like the king of all he surveys. Needless to say, this did not last very long!

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