What happened to the 4th estate 
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Re: “Carson's WTU: It's an old story

Well, just as the other big name papers, the 4th estate failed to do all of their homework.

The NYT journalist interviewed the WTU commander but that tid bit never made it into the story because it actually shed some true light on the subject.

I saw your article as did the command at Fort Carson. Did you do a follow up with the post about those involved in the article?

A lot of those who are unhappy with the WTU are guys who have gotten into trouble. All but one in the NYT story had been reprimanded more than once.

I say contact the WTU and the post about the Soldiers before you do a huge write up and then find out they lied to you or are only telling one side of the story. Do you think six Soldiers out of almost 500 actually paint a real picture (NYT article)? Do you think you covered the consensus or did you talk to disgruntled Soldiers?

Have you talked to the people who have treated and worked with the Soldiers in the “Screwed” article? Have you asked for information as to what kind of Soldiers they were at the time of your article? Did you ask the Soldiers if it would be ok for you to speak with their medical providers? Did you ask them for proof? If you did I’m sure you wouldn’t be so upset now.

I wish the 4th estate did a better job of investigating an entire story rather than just throwing out damning ones that they did little research on. Had you waited to drop your story and did more research you may have never written it to begin with.

Man… what happened to truth in journalism? It is not ok to just tell half the story trying to get readers to pick up your publication. Become a better journalist and maybe someone will take your work seriously.

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Posted by What happened to the 4th estate on 04/29/2010 at 10:41 AM

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