A further test of the efficacy of a social media message
“Our house is on fire.” – Scott Pelly, anchor and managing editor, CBS Evening News
KYW-TV, FCC License File Number: BLCDT-20090326ABH
CBS Broadcasting Inc.
You continue to misinform citizens, and I am not going to tolerate it. Stop it today.
Beneath your website page, in the HTML (hypertext markup language) source code, you state:
<metaproperty=”og:description”content=”Whether you’re hoping to buy a new home, a new car or even find a new job – you’d better be sure your credit score is in good shape, it’s being used in more ways than you might think. “/>
So, when you replied, linking your social media message to that page, the unintended consequence was that you kept reporting false information. The portion of your website that appears in the message summary is the (factually inaccurate) HTML metadata description above.
In your video report (in which the syndicated error and zombie myth lives on), your anchor said, “Whether you’re hoping to buy a new home, a new car or even find a new job – you’d better be sure that your credit score is in good shape.”
Who wrote the word job in that sentence? I asked your reporter, “.
@jimdonovancbs3 @CBSPhilly, who told you that?” and he did not answer the question. The same report in Rhode Island is no coincidence. The error has serious consequences for Pennsylvanians.
And, what is this business about 30 percent? Who said that that is “ideally” the right number to be under?
I didn’t write the book about credit scores; I wrote the website.
The Credit Scoring Site
PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio 45409-0342
PS No phone calls.