sábado, abril 02, 2005

Televisoras combaten por cubrir la muerte del Papa

Fox News anunció ayer erroneamente la muerte de Juan Pablo II, para minutos después corregirse y pedir disculpas, reporta Associated Press. Esto sucede cuando los medios quieren por todos los medios en ser los primeros en dar primicias.

"... Television networks were marshaling resources and dealing with conflicting reports as the pope's illness took a turn for the worse Friday, maintaining an electronic vigil like the Roman Catholic faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square.

Viewers could be forgiven for confusion as the cable news networks flashed reports at them. At 12:30 p.m. EST, MSNBC posted the words "Pope lost consciousness" on its screen. At the same moment, CNN was reporting: "Pope visibly joining in prayers of those around him..."

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