Wonder why the media have a credibility problem? Here are some today’s headlines from Tom Petner’s website about broadcasting at http://www.the247newsroom.com:
**ABC News has paid $215,000 for Casey Anthony scoops. Julie Moos at the Poynter Institute reports on a witness at the murder trial of Casey Anthony who testified that he was paid $15,000 by ABC News to license a snake photo…and that this is the latest revelation that ABC News has paid licensing fees for access to interviews, including $200,000 to Casey Anthony while she was under investigation but before she was charged with killing her daughter.
**There’s a touch of sleazy irony here…NBC’s Chris Hansen caught in his own videotape sting. The National Enquirer reports: Predator Catcher Chris Hansen Caught Cheating!
**New York market – Weathercaster Heidi Jones pleads not guilty to faking police report that she was sexual assaulted. But her lawyer said the case should be tossed because it has dragged on for too long. Jones’ lawyer, Paul Callan, tells the NY Daily News, “”We are going to seek dismissal of the indictment on the grounds she’s been denied a speedy trial.”