Media Mashup: October 27, 2015

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Government At Work

Remember that EPA project that left rivers polluted throughout the West? Well, it appears the EPA minions forgot to check the water levels–a relatively simple task even for government employees–that would have prevented the toxic leak.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2015/10/25/lovely-the-epa-spill-in-colorado-was-completely-preventable-n2070226

Truth Be Told

“Truth,” the error-ridden story about CBS News and its attack on George W. Bush, isn’t making much money. I still have faith in the intelligence of the public over the media hype.

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/in-two-weeks-truth-has-earned-213000/275563

That Tune Stuck In Your Head

It’s happened to almost everyone. You can’t get that song out of your head. That apparently is good to test your memory. The remedy: Go to YouTube and listen to the entire song.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-you-cant-get-that-song-our-of-your-head-1445886681

Christopher Harper is a longtime journalist, who reported in Europe and the Middle East. He teaches media law and international journalism. Send suggestions and tips to charper@temple.edu.

 

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