Good journalism gets dunked

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August 8, 2017 by jacklovelace

It just drives me nuts when I see news stories that don’t pin down the basic reasons why there is a story in the first place.

Last week two cops went into a Dunkin Donuts in New York and were ignored in line and they said an employee told them “I don’t serve cops.”

Now the company apologized for the confusion over order lines and pickup lines in the store and say they are acting to improve it.

But in no news account, and I got curious and checked at least a dozen, does any reporter actually try and determine if the employee said those words, by checking with the company or someone in the store besides the cops.

It is the lynchpin on why there is a story in the first place.

Just bad journalism.

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