Maybe Journalists are Just Not Very Good at Journalism

The Federalist has 16 big Fake News examples. These are not generally based upon far-left or far-right wacko writings. These are written by so-called reporters. Busted by their lack of professionalism.

Between confirmation bias and laziness, lots of people are just getting their stories wrong — and the lies are spread by Twitter and other social media.

January 20: The Great MLK Jr. Bust Controversy

On January 20, Time reporter Zeke Miller wrote that a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. had been removed from the White House. This caused a flurry of controversy on social media until Miller issued a correction. As Time put it, Miller had apparently not even asked anyone in the White House if the bust had been removed. He simply assumed it had been because “he had looked for it and had not seen it.”

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One Response to Maybe Journalists are Just Not Very Good at Journalism

  1. onwyrdsdream says:

    It’s interesting how the media has been obsessed with fact checking for a decade (maybe because of Snoop’s popularity) and yet will base articles entirely on assumption without verification. It’s like “Moon made of green cheese!” could be a headline, based on the assumption that the moon could be made of green cheese, because it hadn’t been verified that it isn’t. That isn’t how “facts” work.


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