Media Observers on ABC’s Jonathan Karl Benghazi Talking Points Story: “Sloppy” And “Inaccurate”

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May 16th, 2013

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ABC’s Jonathan Karl is drawing criticism from journalism veterans and media ethicists who say his recent reporting on talking points related to the September attacks on diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya has been “sloppy” and “highly problematic ethically.”…

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“Karl was sloppy – or being deliberately ambiguous – about these e-mails to enhance the ‘exclusive’ he claimed to have. Most important here is whether the ‘summaries’ of the e-mails cast a different light on the event than the e-mails themselves.”

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