NBC Bay Area scolded for turning Obama/iPad non-story into fake controversy

Franklin Avenue

A simple, innocent item about President Obama's iPad morphed into a made-up tale about Obama cutting in line to grab an iPad. The Franklin Avenue blog calls it a depressing story of Journalism circa 2011.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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