Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The perils of being first: You can get things very wrong

Getting the story first often means the wrong person is dead.


CBS news today was one of the first sources to report that actress Sarah Goldberg was dead.. And quite sadly, too.. the 7th HEAVEN star died in her sleep from ‘natural causes’ at the young age of 40..

Sometimes begin first is fraught with danger.. CBS news posted an image of Sarah Goldberg .. but not the right one.



The photo depicts THIS Sarah Goldberg, a Canadian film and television star.

The one that died, and not pictured by CBS, is Sarah Danielle Madison. This one. Her legal name was Sarah Goldberg.

Being first is fine. But try to be right.

But there are at least three commenters that deserve a  job as fact checker at CBS NEWS:

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