Monday, 06 April 2015

The Press

Keeping the lies circulating...

‘‘Corrections’’ Don’t Matter  Dept

Breitbart’s Big Journalism:
On April 4, [2015,]The Economist mocked the NRA and Second Amendment supporters with a column that turned out to be an epic fail because it was built on numbers from a debunked Everytown for Gun Safety study, an erroneous claim that ‘‘armor piercing’’ M855 ammo endangers police, and a not-so-veiled attempt to undercut the push to arm women for self-defense on college campuses.
Instapundit [June 18, 2014]:
WASHINGTON POST backpedals from bogus Everytown school shooting map.
While The Economist’s editors may not read Instapundit (although they’d be better off if they did so), one might expect them to keep track of the Washington Post.  Or is that asking too much..?


Previously.

(Via Ace comments.)

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Sunday, 05 April 2015

The Press

The difference between Reporting and Punditry - ii

You’ll Be Part Of the Story!  Dept

Glenn Reynolds:
I don’t mind the journos who circle around tragedies so much.  I mind the ones who — as with Ferguson, the UVA rape hoax, or the Indiana pizza parlor — actively incite tragedies for political and pecuniary gain.  With Ferguson, the purveyors of the ‘‘hands up, don’t shoot’’ lie were perhaps too numerous to call to account, though someone should try.  But with UVA it was Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Rolling Stone, and with the Indiana Pizzeria it was Alyssa Marino and ABC57 News, all of whom are identifiable defendants…
Reporters report the news.  Pundits (or propagandists) make (up) the news.

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Linkage

Are you a ‘‘greybeard,’’ ‘‘gatekeeper,’’ ‘‘certification authority’’?

Sons of Martha  Dept

Eric S. Raymond has a reminder of your duty to civilization.

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Saturday, 04 April 2015

The Press

The difference between Reporting and Punditry

Fundamental Principles  Dept

Tweet quoted at Ace:
I'm still scratching my head.  Why does this pizza place need $25,000?  And [why is] the fundraiser is being done by a news enterprise?
— Alix Bryan (@alixbryan) April 2, 2015

Perhaps because something that’s called The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative isn’t exactly a ‘‘news enterprise,’’ hmmm???

(At least no more than Chris Matthews or Rachel Maddow?  (Oh Snap!))

But then today’s journalists seem to have a lot of problems distinguishing reporting from punditry.


Explains a lot, doesn’t it?



Note:  As to ‘‘Who is Alix Bryan, and why should I care?,’’ start here.

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Clipfile

Clipfile - April 4, 2015

‘‘...There are a lot of people for whom the primary appeal of ‘social justice’ is an opportunity to shame and claim scalps.  They are not good people who are misguided or overzealous.  They are bad, awful people who are parasites on social movements — parasites that, if not controlled, will destroy their host.’’ - Glenn Reynolds

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Friday, 03 April 2015

In Passing

‘‘We need to do this EVERY TIME these bastards do this to someone.’’

DrewM:

The old model of the Outrage Brigades was to pick a target, call in the mob and hound the target out of polite company...  Well, a new model may develop from the Memories Pizza fiasco....the left still tries to destroy an innocent person who has the temerity to express an unapproved thought but instead of being destroyed by the lynch mob, the target is supported and literally enriched by the experience.

This isn’t the way it’s supposed to go and now the hatemongers are upset...

We need to do this EVERY TIME these bastards do this to someone....
Actually, the ‘‘buycotts’’ started with Chick-fil-a.  But otherwise he’s right on.

And the fact that in this case the whole tower of indignation was built on sand made the response all the more vital, and the outcome even sweeter.


UPDATE:  And then there’s this...

ANOTHER UPDATE (150404 16:10, Via Ace):
Arlene’s Flowers could use some help.  This 70 year old woman could lose her home, business, and everything she has simply because she refused to provide flowers for a gay couple's wedding.  She lost a law suit and the fines and legal fees are more than she can afford.  Here is her gofundme page.  Please help if you can!


Related:

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In Passing

Somewhere the Mafia is laughing...


IJR Review:

Eleven Atlanta teachers and school administrators each face 20 years in prison after being convicted of changing test scores for money.[1]

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard brought charges against 35 educators under racketeering (RICO) statutes, which are usually used against mobsters.
Because prosecuting folks who don’t shoot back is usually safer than going after the real racketeers.


(HT:  Insty)
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[1] ‘‘for money’’ i.e., ‘‘The prosecution said bonuses and raises were awarded based on test scores.’’ - Atlanta Journal Constitution

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