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At CBS, an honest mistake or something more?

May 19, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism.

When the CBS News show “48 Hours” aired a segment a couple of weeks ago about a murder in Columbia, Mo., it altered a picture of the front page of the Columbia Daily Tribune the show used as a graphic. CBS has acknowledged the mistake, although it has not explained very well how it happened. But there is evidence CBS still doesn’t understand the seriousness of its action — particularly given the conclusion the show drew about the case.