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    2010.06.07 SM Claims inaccuracies in media reports

    I've been reading virtually everything, and I haven't seen anyone point this out yet. In the Monday June 4th update, which is given by Captain Jason Gates from the Multnomah County Sheriff's office. At the end of the statement, when things shift to Q & A, A member of the media tells Captain Gates that Kyron's stepmother is informing the media that they are reporting inaccuracies in the articles and reports from the weekend.

    You can find the video here.
    http://www.kgw.com/video?id=95820394&sec=547977

    5:00 - Media asks, “Yeah, cause, we understand from Kyron’s stepmother that there’ve been several innaccuracies being reported over the weekend, and…we’re getting information from you guys. Can you comment on what she’s referring to? What’s wrong that you guys are giving us?”

    “I don’t know what innaccuracies she’s indentifying. What I can tell you is that everything you’re receiving from us is absolutely correct.”


    This fascinates me. This means, that, as early as June 7th, The Stepmother WAS contacting the media and telling them that their reports weren't entirely accurate, but when LE is questioned about it, they maintain that everything they've shared has been true. Wow.

    I just thought this was pretty powerful. What could that mean?

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    Is it possible that they were commenting on the comments she posted online, but not directly to the media?

    Though I am curious to know what she feels were reported inaccuracies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollye View Post
    Is it possible that they were commenting on the comments she posted online, but not directly to the media?

    Though I am curious to know what she feels were reported inaccuracies.
    True, they could have been getting that information from something she posted online. It's not clear what "we're getting." means. We know that media checked her social networking site because they reported on it. So, perhaps her posts stated that the media was inaccurate.

    Either way, she was stating that the reports from over the weekend were wrong. I can understand that if she felt the news was reporting some things wrong that it could hamper the public's ability to search for Kyron, for example if the information about what Kyron was wearing was wrong.

    On the other hand it could also mean that she felt something about the reports might implicate her, she might be trying to correct the media as a defensive posture. Could be a defensive posture, even if she wasn't concerned about being implicated. For example, she might feel defensive if the media was reporting that she left him a longer distance from the classroom than she did. Does that make sense?

    The media asking about it suggests that she felt quite strongly about it.

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    It could be something really small, such as the confusion over who really called 911, and the whole bus stop situation...

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    The only place that comment was made by TH was on her FB page, so we are not supposed to discuss anything from that now private page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raeann View Post
    The only place that comment was made by TH was on her FB page, so we are not supposed to discuss anything from that now private page.

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    There is a link provided up thread where the media asked LE regarding any discrepancies that Terri may have been referring to, and it is in that press conference where the question was asked, and therefore is within the bounds of discussion, as long as we ourselves do not delve into the FB page and bring those comments over.

    I think it is a great question: While LE was asked, and answered the reporter's question, the answer itself leads to virtually nowhere. It is worth noting that the media picked up on that and did go to a verifiable source to clear the matter up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenpalm View Post
    I've been reading virtually everything, and I haven't seen anyone point this out yet. In the Monday June 4th update, which is given by Captain Jason Gates from the Multnomah County Sheriff's office. At the end of the statement, when things shift to Q & A, A member of the media tells Captain Gates that Kyron's stepmother is informing the media that they are reporting inaccuracies in the articles and reports from the weekend.

    You can find the video here.
    http://www.kgw.com/video?id=95820394&sec=547977

    5:00 - Media asks, “Yeah, cause, we understand from Kyron’s stepmother that there’ve been several innaccuracies being reported over the weekend, and…we’re getting information from you guys. Can you comment on what she’s referring to? What’s wrong that you guys are giving us?”

    “I don’t know what inaccuracies she’s identifying. What I can tell you is that everything you’re receiving from us is absolutely correct.”


    This fascinates me. This means, that, as early as June 7th, The Stepmother WAS contacting the media and telling them that their reports weren't entirely accurate, but when LE is questioned about it, they maintain that everything they've shared has been true. Wow.

    I just thought this was pretty powerful. What could that mean?
    That she wanted to set the record straight. Pretty much for the same reason I suspect as the moderators want the same on this site. Inaccuracies and misinformation really muddles up the true crux of the case imo.

    I agree with LE. I only take what they have told the media to be correct information. I think the media gets their misinformation from other sources and runs with it without even checking them out to see if they are true or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenpalm View Post
    I've been reading virtually everything, and I haven't seen anyone point this out yet. In the Monday June 4th update, which is given by Captain Jason Gates from the Multnomah County Sheriff's office. At the end of the statement, when things shift to Q & A, A member of the media tells Captain Gates that Kyron's stepmother is informing the media that they are reporting inaccuracies in the articles and reports from the weekend.

    You can find the video here.
    http://www.kgw.com/video?id=95820394&sec=547977

    5:00 - Media asks, “Yeah, cause, we understand from Kyron’s stepmother that there’ve been several innaccuracies being reported over the weekend, and…we’re getting information from you guys. Can you comment on what she’s referring to? What’s wrong that you guys are giving us?”

    “I don’t know what innaccuracies she’s indentifying. What I can tell you is that everything you’re receiving from us is absolutely correct.”


    This fascinates me. This means, that, as early as June 7th, The Stepmother WAS contacting the media and telling them that their reports weren't entirely accurate, but when LE is questioned about it, they maintain that everything they've shared has been true. Wow.

    I just thought this was pretty powerful. What could that mean?
    That's extremely helpful to have that date to use to go back and identify the info given by LE and know that it's absolutely correct. We can look to see, e.g., what date LE said at the press conference that Kyron was last seen at 9am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debs View Post
    There is a link provided up thread where the media asked LE regarding any discrepancies that Terri may have been referring to, and it is in that press conference where the question was asked, and therefore is within the bounds of discussion, as long as we ourselves do not delve into the FB page and bring those comments over.

    I think it is a great question: While LE was asked, and answered the reporter's question, the answer itself leads to virtually nowhere. It is worth noting that the media picked up on that and did go to a verifiable source to clear the matter up.
    The very fact that absolutely no further comment was ever made by media regarding this whole issue tells me that they got the information from the facebook page, also. Either way, there has been no further issue about this from any source at all, so I am assuming it is a dead issue for the press, the family, and LE. There seems to be nothing to discuss about it, sort of a one and done kind of thing for the media and all involved.

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    Welp, maybe the SM should contact a news agency she trust and give them the correct information... or lawyer up and let the lawyer speak on her behalf... IMHO
    Praying for Kyron, Haleigh, and Baby Lisa...


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    How does one report on what is not being answered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by debs View Post
    How does one report on what is not being answered?
    If she had ever contacted them at all, they would have said that "we got an email from" or a voice mail, or we spoke to, etc. AND they would have for sure used an exact quote just to have the scoop of having been in direct contact with the family when the family was NOT speaking to media. I am looking at this from the angle of a journalist and knowing from experience how they work. Having a direct quote from the family would have been BIG and I mean really BIG and they would have used it! Just look at how demanding they were to get a family statement for days and days. If they had ever had any contact with them prior to that, believe me it would have been right there in their headline article.

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    I get what you're saying, Raeann. Really I do. However, the family is NOT speaking to the media outside of prepared LE press conferences. If the line of communication is shut down, and the reporter asks LE directly which inconsistencies were being referred to, and the answer deflects to a 'prepared statement' which says they are GETTING the correct information, doesn't it leave one to conclude that the media, regardless of what they're getting, could be representing the information which could lead to a wrong conclusion?

    Perhaps it should suffice to say that media everywhere likes to take a story and make of it what it will until they're forced through a clearer and unequivocal comment to walk their own conclusions back a few steps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenpalm View Post
    This fascinates me. This means, that, as early as June 7th, The Stepmother WAS contacting the media and telling them that their reports weren't entirely accurate, but when LE is questioned about it, they maintain that everything they've shared has been true. Wow.

    I just thought this was pretty powerful. What could that mean?
    First of all, that is factually true; the media reports from the first few days were full of inconsistencies. There were a lot of posts here on WebSleuths pointing out inconsistencies based only on logic. I'm sure there were more errors apparent to someone who knew more of the facts.

    Second, I believe that the SM made a post to her Facebook page saying something to the effect that there were errors in the media. I believe that media question was based on her FB post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debs View Post
    I get what you're saying, Raeann. Really I do. However, the family is NOT speaking to the media outside of prepared LE press conferences. If the line of communication is shut down, and the reporter asks LE directly which inconsistencies were being referred to, and the answer deflects to a 'prepared statement' which says they are GETTING the correct information, doesn't it leave one to conclude that the media, regardless of what they're getting, could be representing the information which could lead to a wrong conclusion?

    Perhaps it should suffice to say that media everywhere likes to take a story and make of it what it will until they're forced through a clearer and unequivocal comment to walk their own conclusions back a few steps.

    I understand what you are saying completely. The media often seems to prefer to "interpret" the news rather than report facts. Who knows how the original comments about inaccuracies came about. My opinion of the original comment is that media was CALLING the family and saying we heard this or we heard that, as a method of trying to get the family to give out information to them. Media often does this and just makes up stuff that they "heard" in order to get the family to make a statement of some kind in an attempt to get out the accurate information. It is a common media tactic, not that it is the right way to do things by any means, but they do it all the time.

    jmoo

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