“No no, those aren’t interesting developments. You’re just standing in front of a camera naming shit you see.” So said Jon Stewart as he skewered the cable news networks, especially CNN, for their “sheer accumulation of breathtaking wrongness” during the aftermath of the Navy Yard shooting coverage.

+ This kind of coverage — misinformation spreading through social networks and mainstream news outlets — has become a common theme in recent years. The race to be first is run at the expense of the race to be right. We saw it in Newtown. We saw it in the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. As I wrote in this NextDraft Original, the mainstream media needs to Get Off My Stoop.