Three Words That Should Never Appear In One Sentence

 

CBS, Ethics, and Journalism are three words should never appear in the same sentence. CBS has a story that is appearing on the internet. The story involves Archbishop Cordileone who has informed Nancy Pelosi that she may not receive Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

The headline: Newly-Appointed SF Archbishop Arrested For DUI In San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CBS SF) – The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, who is currently bishop of Oakland, was arrested at 12:26 a.m. Saturday on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence, San Diego police spokesman Detective Gary Hassen said.

The DWI arrest was made on August 25, 2012. His blood-alcohol level was .11. He issued a public apology:

I apologize for my error in judgment and feel shame for the disgrace I have brought upon the Church and myself. I will repay my debt to society, and I ask forgiveness from my family and my friends and co-workers at the Diocese of Oakland and the Archdiocese of San Francisco,” Archbishop Cordileone said in an Aug. 27 statement.

“I pray that God, in his inscrutable wisdom, will bring some good out of this,” he added.

What’s missing from the current story from CBS? The current CBS story has the dates in their story but not the year. The year appears in the last sentence of the article:

Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

In most articles, the date and year appear at the top of the article but it doesn’t in the current CBS article.

You can never set the bar too low for some in the media. They always find a way to slither underneath the bar.

Update

Thanks to a comment from@paulstinchfield I did some more digging. The story is dated below the headline on the CBS website. The story presented on the MSN feed uses the KPIX5News website logo but the original date of the story does not appear on the MSN website.

It may very well be an MSN edit. Regardless of who made the edit and in spite of the fact that the original story was reprinted word for word the story is misleading without the original date of publication at the top of the story.

Thank you Paul for your comment:

The full date does appear at the top of the story on the CBS website, so I think we can blame this one on the excessively-internet-y people at MSN. (Who was it who thought it was a good idea for the dateline on a posting to be merely “XX minutes ago”?)

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  1. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
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    But…but…but… You used those three words in one sentence. Just sayin’…

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  2. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    “You cannot hope to bend or twist
    –Thank God–the modern journalist.
    But seeing what un-bribed he’ll do,
    There really is no reason to.”
    –Humbert Wolfe, almost 100 years ago

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  3. aardo vozz Member
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “You cannot hope to bend or twist
    –Thank God–the modern journalist.
    But seeing what un-bribed he’ll do,
    There really is no reason to.”
    –Humbert Wolfe, almost 100 years ago

    Insufficiently cynical 🙄

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  4. Mad Gerald Coolidge
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    @Jose

    These are the same people who suppressed Sharyl Attkisson’s reporting on Operation Fast and Furious.

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  5. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    The full date does appear at the top of the story on the CBS website, so I think we can blame this one on the excessively-internet-y people at MSN. (Who was it who thought it was a good idea for the dateline on a posting to be merely “XX minutes ago”?)

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  6. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    But…but…but… You used those three words in one sentence. Just sayin’…

    Yeah.  “CBS is a prime example of the lack of ethics in modern journalism.”  :)

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  7. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    The full date does appear at the top of the story on the CBS website, so I think we can blame this one on the excessively-internet-y people at MSN. (Who was it who thought it was a good idea for the dateline on a posting to be merely “XX minutes ago”?)

    When the PTB control the media, that is the fall-back preference.

    If I post an article on FB not to the algorithms’ liking, I get a tag warning readers, “This article is two months old.”

    If it to the algorithms’ liking, I imagine that it could be 6 years old without a warning. (Such as “Electing Hillary will save the nation from racist, misogynist Donald Trump.”)

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  8. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “You cannot hope to bend or twist
    –Thank God–the modern journalist.
    But seeing what un-bribed he’ll do,
    There really is no reason to.”
    –Humbert Wolfe, almost 100 years ago

    Love this.  Wherever did you dig this up and I wonder why I have not heard it before?

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  9. Stad Coolidge
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    What a low blow . . .

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  10. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    “You cannot hope to bend or twist
    –Thank God–the modern journalist.
    But seeing what un-bribed he’ll do,
    There really is no reason to.”
    –Humbert Wolfe, almost 100 years ago

    Love this. Wherever did you dig this up and I wonder why I have not heard it before?

    I don’t remember where.* But it was back in the early 2000’s in a blog post about mainstream news media bias and dishonesty.

    * But in a casual sense the ultimate credit might go to blogfather Glenn Reynolds, since from the very start Instapundit linked to so many other blogs. My favorite blog format goes something like this: “(quote with link to primary source) link courtesy of (blog where source was reported) who says (interesting or witty observation)”. Thanks, Glenn.

    I just looked up the quote and see that I misremembered it a bit:

    You cannot hope to bribe or twist
    (thank God!) the British journalist.
    But, seeing what the man will do
    unbribed, there’s no occasion to.
    –“Over the Fire”, from The Uncelestial City (London: Victor Gollancz, 1930) p. 30.

    There’s a lesson there: Check your sources, and always give a citation to help the reader check it, even if its tentative or incomplete. There is a Wikipedia page for him, but judging by his belief that “money and its possessors should be abolished” I felt no urgent need to track down any of his books in search of timeless wisdom.

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  11. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    Yeah.  “CBS is a prime example of the lack of ethics in modern journalism.”  :)

    Dan Rather attempts to gaze at you in stern disapproval, but only manages to sputter incoherently.

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  12. kedavis Member
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    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    These are the same people who suppressed Sharyl Attkisson’s reporting on Operation Fast and Furious.

    Bless you for spelling her name correctly!

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  13. Mad Gerald Coolidge
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    @Jose

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    These are the same people who suppressed Sharyl Attkisson’s reporting on Operation Fast and Furious.

    Bless you for spelling her name correctly!

    I copied and pasted it – I knew I wouldn’t get it right.

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  14. philo Member
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    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    These are the same people who suppressed Sharyl Attkisson’s reporting on Operation Fast and Furious.

    Or worse.  

    Well, since there seems to be a systemic problem here with video links when things get promoted, I’ll just go ahead and put this here too:

     

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  15. Franco Member
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    As an ex-Catholic I always like to see them be consistent. I applaud the Archbishop for denying Pelosi that sacrament. I would have denied her merely on the basis of my refusal to put the embodiment of Christ into that disgusting clattering mouth.

    I left because of people like her.

    I also believe this man’s rights were violated. I hate DUI checkpoints for several reasons. Constitutional, practical and psychological.

    The net catches all the fish big and small. This was a small fish. He was barely over the limit driving safely home. The REAL reason we have so much death is the element of bravado and off-the-charts consumption. The statistics on Catholic priests, driving a mother home having any kind of bad accident is infinitesimal.

    Then it becomes more about revenue than safety. 

    Someone on Nancy Pelosi’s staff has a direct line to this outlet. What a POS.

     

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  16. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    So, are you suggesting that CBS is currently promoting a ten year old story that reflects poorly on Cordileone as payback for Cordileone refusing Holy Communion for Granny Boxwine?

     

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  17. kedavis Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    So, are you suggesting that CBS is currently promoting a ten year old story that reflects poorly on Cordileone as payback for Cordileone refusing Holy Communion for Granny Boxwine?

     

    No, they would never do that.  Just like they would never rehash a decades-old incident with George W Bush.

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  18. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    So, are you suggesting that CBS is currently promoting a ten year old story that reflects poorly on Cordileone as payback for Cordileone refusing Holy Communion for Granny Boxwine?

     

    No, they would never do that. Just like they would never rehash a decades-old incident with George W Bush.

    You mean the fake Texas Air National Guard memo?

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  19. Franco Member
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    Is a DUI a venal, or a mortal sin? 

     

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  20. kedavis Member
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    So, are you suggesting that CBS is currently promoting a ten year old story that reflects poorly on Cordileone as payback for Cordileone refusing Holy Communion for Granny Boxwine?

     

    No, they would never do that. Just like they would never rehash a decades-old incident with George W Bush.

    You mean the fake Texas Air National Guard memo?

    No, I mean the “breaking news” story in 2000 about W’s DUI arrest in 1976.

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  21. Western Chauvinist Member
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    I don’t see this as primarily a story about media malfeasance. I see it as only the beginning of the spiritual attacks on Archbishop Cordileone. He is deserving of our most fervent prayers. He’s going to need all the spiritual support he can get. 

     

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  22. aardo vozz Member
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    So, are you suggesting that CBS is currently promoting a ten year old story that reflects poorly on Cordileone as payback for Cordileone refusing Holy Communion for Granny Boxwine?

     

    No, they would never do that. Just like they would never rehash a decades-old incident with George W Bush.

    You mean the fake Texas Air National Guard memo?

    I believe you mean “Fake but accurate”

    < sarcasm off >
    < cynicism always on >

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  23. Sisyphus Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    I don’t see this as primarily a story about media malfeasance. I see it as only the beginning of the spiritual attacks on Archbishop Cordileone. He is deserving of our most fervent prayers. He’s going to need all the spiritual support he can get.

     

    Amen.

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  24. Skyler Coolidge
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    @Skyler

    The original post is all over the place.  Has anyone determined when the DUI occurred, if it did?

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  25. kedavis Member
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    Skyler (View Comment):

    The original post is all over the place. Has anyone determined when the DUI occurred, if it did?

    Seems clear enough to me.

     

    Doug Watt: The DWI arrest was made on August 25, 2012. His blood-alcohol level was .11. He issued a public apology:

     

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  26. genferei Member
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    “Journalistic ethics” is about freeing journalists from pushing the narrative of the proprietor of the outlet to pushing the narrative of the “public interest”, which is to say progressivism. True fact. Journalism has never been about objectivity. 

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  27. genferei Member
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    genferei (View Comment):

    “Journalistic ethics” is about freeing journalists from pushing the narrative of the proprietor of the outlet to pushing the narrative of the “public interest”, which is to say progressivism. True fact. Journalism has never been about objectivity.

    Exhibit 1 million

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  28. Skyler Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    The original post is all over the place. Has anyone determined when the DUI occurred, if it did?

    Seems clear enough to me.

     

    Doug Watt: The DWI arrest was made on August 25, 2012. His blood-alcohol level was .11. He issued a public apology:

     

    Except then he said it was all wrong.

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  29. kedavis Member
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    Skyler (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    The original post is all over the place. Has anyone determined when the DUI occurred, if it did?

    Seems clear enough to me.

     

    Doug Watt: The DWI arrest was made on August 25, 2012. His blood-alcohol level was .11. He issued a public apology:

     

    Except then he said it was all wrong.

    I think the part that was “all wrong” was the repeat of the story without including the original date.

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