[LINK] RE: [Oz-ISP] Code Red (again!): call to lurking journos
Fri, 3 Aug 2001 01:09:30 +1000 (EST)
On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, David Braue wrote:
> The mainstream media are completely unaware of the real problem with
> Code Red and other viruses, and so rely on sensationalist press releases
> from antivirus vendors with a real interest in selling more product.
> This is why mainstream media was running tips on how to avoid Code Red,
> and why they invariably show talking heads from the vendors when less
> biased sources would have had something more helpful to say.
> Unfortunately that's how the news sometimes gets out there, and when it
> comes to tech many mainstream journos don't have the skills to filter
> the truth from the marketing.
If The Register can get it right, then why not the deep-pocketed and
somewhat more highly resourced media organisations?
And since when was ignorance a valid excuse when it comes to journalism,
regardless of resources?