Tag: Bad Journalism

Face, Meet Palm

 

The Bulwark outdid itself this weekend. The Bulwark outdoes itself every weekend, but this particular piece deserves a spot in the official Bad Bulwark Takes Hall of Fame. Read it if you dare.

I won’t quote it. Too much work. But I will offer a brief summary: The Kyle Rittenhouse trial failed to reach the outcome desired by the cultural left, so Bruce Schroeder, the judge, should be voted out and replaced. He makes jokes about Asian food! Yeah, yeah, everyone seems to admire him, and they call him “objective” or “no-nonsense” or something. But just look at the outcome! Racism! Racial injustice! White supremacists roaming the streets!

Citizens Fight an Old Source of Nonsense and Bias: NYT on the Aaron Rodgers Controversy

 

This article is typical of the underhanded, agenda-driven nonsense we get from mainstream outlets. First, it is important to note that the article is headlined: “Scientists Fight a New Source of Vaccine Misinformation: Aaron Rodgers.” Given the title, it is somewhat surprising when discussion of what Rodgers actually said does not appear until paragraph 10.  Here’s the meat of it:

Rodgers fueled the controversy further by trying to distance himself from conspiracy theorists. “I’m not, you know, some sort of anti-vax, flat-earther,” he said. “I am somebody who’s a critical thinker.”

What Do You Mean We Have To Sink The Bismarck Again?

 

My Mom and Dad met when they were reporters for the El Paso Times.  After they married, my father became a correspondent* for the Associated Press in New Mexico.  My mother worked as a police reporter, stringer, and photographer until my father became AP bureau chief.

She still reads two physical newspapers every day.  During a visit last week, she handed me this clipping, asking “How did that happen?”

AP Stylebook Institutionalizes Gaslighting!

 

I have an AP Stylebook but I never open it. The brief on copyright law is useful but I don’t right for anyone that cares about the AP Stylebook so I don’t, either. They have a reputation for chasing woke fads but I was browsing National Review headlines and they have really outdone themselves now.

The Associated Press Stylebook was amended this week to discourage the use of the word “riot” to describe violent protests, instead expanding the definition of “protest” to include violent demonstrations.