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Published On: Fri, May 31st, 2013

Fox News proves once again the Old Media will boldface lie to you to get a story

A week ago The Global Dispatch posted a story on Florida’s online World History class, which highlighted some questionable statements in their lesson on fundamentalism and terrorism.

The presentation of Christianity, the Bible and comparisons to Islam were unfair Christians, but most importantly the students.

Fox News contacted The Dispatch Thursday requesting some details and a screenshot from the lesson to develop a story on their own. (See screenshot below)

UPDATE: Just before 11PM Fox has updated the story to mention The Dispatch: “Some critics including the Global Dispatch claimed that the transition from Christianity to Islam within the lesson plan “softly could imply Christianity may be affecting (therefore causing) Muslim extremism.” and added “Read More” link at the bottom. — BBJ

 

The email from Greg Wilson at Fox stated: “We’re interested in the recent story you guys broke about the Florida lesson that claims terrorists suffer from low self-esteem. We have gotten a portion of that lesson plan, but not the page with that particular language. Can you get that to me? We will link to your original story.”

Now the Fox story is published, a week after the story on The Dispatch, focusing on the self-esteem angle.

Sadly, the story doesn’t mention the site, either in print or during the video interview. No link back, no reference as promised.

The quotes and screenshots were obviously instrumental in developing the story, but sadly multiple sources have picked up the Fox story as the original source.

While journalists make countless errors, The Dispatch included, promises made need to be promises kept.

Integrity matters and the oath to seek the truth doesn’t mean to lie and deceive others, cheating them out of traffic and essentially revenue.

Money is hardly a motivation for bloggers and sites like The Dispatch who feel that the “NEW MEDIA” is more accurate, timely and responsible.

We want to thank Fox News for the reminder of why The Global Dispatch was created and why we need to press on more fervently than ever.

Fox News email FLVS history story

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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  1. Brandon Jones says:

    Here’s their reply:

    Brandon, we wound up getting the lesson plan from another source and at the time we published, hadn’t had any help from you. But you guys broke a helluva story, and you did get back to me. And I like your style.
    We’re going to run the story on the home page this weekend, and I’ll make sure we link out to you at least a couple of times in that story. Great job, and I’ll be bookmarking your site.

    I hope that’s true

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

      Brandon Jones,

      I ASSUMED JOURNALISTIC WRITING WAS A TYPE OF CREATIVE WRITING. IN FINE ARTS, ARTISTS CAN SUE THOSE WHO STEAL THEIR CREATIONS.

      Mr. Jones, SINCE YOU TOLD ME Global Dispatch IS A NEW WEBSITE, ARE Y’ALL GOING TO “BACK-DOWN” AND OVERLOOK THIS THEFT, BECAUSE Y’ALL FEEL LIKE, “A LITTLE FISH?”

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      • Brandon Jones says:

        CAH,

        There will be no lawsuit, but it’s quite the life lesson on how deceitful these folks can be.

        The damage is done: they cheated us out of viewers, readers and credibility – there is no way to get that now, so the focus is on the next story.

        Thanks for your loyal support

        • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

          Brandon Jones,

          WELL THEN, SIR, WHY DO JOURNALISTS PRACTICE INFORMATION-SHARING? Fox News CALLED Global Dispatch LOOKING FOR A “SCOOP” – Y’ALL HAD NO OBLIGATION TO COMPLY. IF JOURNALISM IS A “CUT-THROAT BUSINESS,” EACH OUTLET SHOULD WANT TO FIND AN UNIQUE ANGLE AND EXPLOIT IT FOR ALL OF THE POSSIBLE “DOUGH.”

          SO, Mr. Jones, I ASSUME NETWORKING IS VALUED AMONG JOURNALISTS OF DIFFERENT MEDIA-OUTLETS; I DO NOT UNDERSTAND Global Dispatch’s actions.

          CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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