"Sometimes, such postings have carried biased or inaccurate claims."
That's the thinking of the Reuters news agency on computerized-competitor Google carrying news from many sources. In other words, read only the news Reuters provides; don't read a broad variety of news sources and opinions.
Reuter's contempt for multiple news sources is ironic, in light of Nesweek's failure last week to confirm the anonymous claim behind a space-filler item in their Periscope column, the one that may have led indirectly to the deaths of 16 people. The magazine has apologized for the impact, but took longer to retract the story.
The "power of the press" takes on a whole new meaning.
Becoming defensive against the onslaught of alternative news sources, representatives of mainstream media had been condeming weblogs on our apparent lack of accuracy. After all, we lack multiple layers of editors and scruplious fact checkers. But now, it seems, that "too many cooks spoil the broth."
The MSM can say nothing.
PS: Those Newsweek editors aren't particularly investigative: exactly how does one flush a large book down a toilet? My toilet plugged up when I accidently threw in a nearly-used up bar of soap.