Saturday, September 15, 2018

Life Cycle of a Fake News Story


The estimable New York Times – “all the news that’s fit to print” – receives a tip and the seriousness of the allegation requires them to trip over their ideological enthusiasm:

date drape nikki haley

In the process they inadvertently reveal the secret of what makes “news” fit to print – it smears their enemies – and reveals the complete news cycle: evaluate stories and uncorroborated reports for ideological impact, print those that fit the narrative, evaluate the backlash, ignore it for the length of time required to circle the Internet, retract only when absolutely necessary, preferably on page 37, and repeat daily.

Oh, and don’t forget to attack Trump for complaining about all the fake news that’s fit to print.

humaa samanthaAnd would you mention to Hillary that I’m refurbishing my residence? She’ll be getting the bill…

Date drape* - it’s a serious charge.

*H/T Maikeru, SDA