Sep. 6th, 2012

lazypadawan: (Default)
Local10 finally posted a somewhat improved apology today, presumably by the original author, for the Celebration VI Mock-A-Thon:

http://www.local10.com/news/The-Force-failed-this-one-A-Star-Wars-fan-says-I-m-sorry/-/1717324/16511424/-/2f9l7oz/-/index.html

I guess that's the best we're going to get from this guy. Oh well.

The issue to me isn't so much "bullying"; I think it has been somewhat mischaracterized as such. I see it as journalistic malfeasance and part of a much bigger problem with the media in this country ridiculing people who are different from them. My undergraduate degree is in journalism and I'm appalled at how the business has gone from at worst mild condescension to naked contempt for its subjects. Ironically this happens after more than 20 years' worth of sensitivity training drilled into newsrooms. Stuff like this really makes me angry and the press just doesn't understand why most people don't trust the media anymore.

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