Attorney Justin Jacobson (who has absolutely nothing to do with my case) blogs about the glaring errors perpetuated by major news outlets regarding the Gravity Lawsuit. UK Guardian comes in for a particular whack on the head for journalistic malpractice:
“Which leads me to the third, and most distressing, factor: poor reporting. The headline on the Guardian article I linked to above reads, “Judge downs Gravity lawsuit from bestselling author Tess Gerritsen”. That’s just flat-out false. The article is rife with error. And this is a major news outlet, not some random guy with tumblr. Even a cursory conversation with an attorney could have minimized those errors (but perhaps also the number of clicks, natch).”
He gives me a slap on the hand as well, for prematurely declaring my lawsuit in critical condition when it’s really still alive and kicking. But hey, when all the news headlines are shouting that I’ve already lost my case, it’s hard not to feel pessimistic.
Perhaps reporters might consider doing more work than merely cutting and pasting corporate press releases and passing them off as journalism.