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On December 14, 2012, 20 kindergarteners and 7 adults were slaughtered by a crazed man with an assault rifle and handguns. More than 8 hours later, the national TV news was still botching key facts of the story. 24 hours later on the morning news, the same mistakes were made.
The traditional filters have gone away as social media pressures old media to speed up in reporting the news. Evidence of this was caught live as an ABC anchor paused to check his blackberry in the middle of speaking.