Close enough is not good enough in journalism.
One of those versions, which was broadcast on the ‘Today’ show, contained an erroneous repetition of a key question and answer – about whether Sandusky was sexually attracted to young boys, Nils Frederiksen, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania attorney general said on Sunday.
The repetition, Sandusky’s lawyers contend, made it appear to jurors that he was stonewalling.
“It wasn’t noticed by (NBC News), it wasn’t noticed by us, but it became obvious when it played in court,” Frederiksen told Reuters.
It’s the second time in a matter of months that an error in a ‘Today’ show broadcast has put the morning program at the center of a national criminal trial. In April, ‘Today’ aired a misleadingly edited phone call between the police and the man who shot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.