Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Press

Getting the Lies Out (Three at Once! One! Two! Three!)

‘‘Corrections’’ Don’t Matter  Dept

National Review:
The N[ational] R[ifle] A[ssociation] Convention starts today, in Nashville, Tennessee.  And so, rather predictably, the New York Times has started its day by lying about it...

As I noted when the New York Daily News peddled this same falsehood earlier in the week...

UPDATE:  MSNBC tried this game, too, but ended up lost in a maze of corrections.
Gee.  You don’t suppose it was coordinated or anything...?

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The Press

Getting the Lies Out (the series continues!)

‘‘Corrections’’ Don’t Matter  Dept

Erick Erickson:
Bloomberg ran a story that Nancy Reagan was endorsing Hillary Clinton.  It was a fake story that Bloomberg picked up without hesitating and ran.

It had to yank the story and apologize.

Who the hell would even believe a story like that?  The Media.  Just like liberal reporters immediately believed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stormed out of an interview and turned out the lights — another story that was not true in any way, shape, or form — the press believed this because they want to believe.
...or because they’re Democratic operatives with bylines?

(Via: Insty)

Previously.

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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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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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