Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

Ah, sensationalism and tabloid journalism. Is there a more perfectly matched symbiotic mix of wrongness? Probably not.

I read a neat story entitled “Matt Damon, you big fat jerk!” which does a superb job in demonstrating how, with a little research (erm.. clicking on web links and reading things in full) the truth of a story can be quite at odds with the eye-catching distilled version that most of the public read.

Thanks to Game Set Watch for the heads up – and for the trackbacks to a certain other post.

Speaking of journlism, Bruce posted a link to a rather bold article in The Guardian that may make those of us tired with the way the mass media mistreats videogames feel a whole lot better.

Happy reading.