Snake Oil Reporting

New term for corrupt reporters who:

1. Take Bribes - ie report on taxes that go into their own pockets

2. Intentionally deceive the public for their own financial gain

3. Completely disregard the Journalistic Code of Ethics

That about covers it.

I hereby declare Branson Daily Independent Reporter Vonda Sheets and Branson Daily News correspondent Donna Clevenger's coverage of Proposition A "Snake Oil Correspondence of the Year"

The reporting on this topic is a humiliation to the journalism community. For two months we hinted slowly "that we know the score" and tried to help them correct themselves. We didn't want to address this - hoped they would fix the problem but instead covered it up - continued the campaign and decided integrity - ethics and responsible reporting were values they could do without.