When I make an error on this site, readers are quick to point it out. I appreciate this. What's the point of having a blog where nothing is true - this is supposed to be a resource for people. By no means do I consider this blog to be "news" - I mean, come on, it's my point of view only! I do as much fact-checking as I can, but let's face it sometimes sources are wrong. It's getting out of control how wrong the ACTUAL media is, on such a regular basis. It seems as though anytime something is covered that I do personally know about, the media gets some aspect of the story all wrong. Which doesn't give me much hope that the rest of what is reported is accurate, either. And yet I still pay attention. Why is that?
Here are some examples of ridiculous recent goofs:
Terry Fox/Michael J. Fox: This one is crazy. Terry Fox was a Canadian hero, in fact I've written about him before on the blog. I find him incredibly inspiring. Yes, Michael J. Fox is also an inspirational Canadian (though I am pretty sure he now calls himself an American), very accomplished, but I am pretty sure he hasn't run across Canada... or attempted to. I believe they are both even from the lower mainland in BC... but to mix them up? I know it must be confusing that more than one person's last name is Fox... but come on guys... link here.
Samba Parade: It was reported that a seven year old girl performed as a samba queen in one of the parades - in fact she was supposed to but didn't end up doing it. After the fact, CNN reported she had. Was the CNN reporter drunk? Did they actually go to the parade? Or even talk to anyone who did? How does this happen? (In my opinion - lazy journalism!) By the way, in case you missed it, they also reported that Rio is now the capital of Brazil! They are really on a roll over there...