Very curious phenomenon indeed.
Note that that image says the event is on June 24, 2011.
The downpour started, and this announcement came:
The event was updated, punctually….
But wait… WHOA! WHAT IS THIS?
They announce the event. The event doesn’t happen. And yet they still publish it as NEWS. Notice how everything is in the PAST TENSE. We thought journalism was about presenting the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. How do you report on something that hasn’t occurred? How many pro-RH news, we wonder, are pre-manufactured? It gives one pause, doesn’t it?
Original Link. Let’s see how long it stays around.
“This is the first time that UP students mobilized a march in the campus.”
Hey hey! Pro-lifers marched last December! UP SCLC Lantern Parade
It should be brought to the attention of people and even of the ones involved in the activity that there are ethical standards to be followed in public information dissemination. Press releases about events, when clearly they are not pre-event notices, should be released AFTER the event has taken place or at least towards the end–not before. What happened shows the possible consequences when practices like this are not upheld.
The public relies on media to a certain extent for truthful and accurate information. It’s been more than 24 hours since the event was cancelled. The responsible thing to do would be to remove the press release from the website to avoid misinforming more people, and to issue an erratum/clarification.