Thursday, January 19, 2017

Once again, the NYeffingTimes demonstrates what fake news

really is:
Shocking stuff indeed. Shocking, that is, until you reach the fourth paragraph, and discover that the story hinges entirely on a single quote from a GOP energy lobbyist.

"If you asked him on that first day he said yes, he would have said, 'I want to be an advocate for energy,'" Michael McKenna. "If you asked him now, he'd say, 'I'm serious about the challenges facing the nuclear complex.' It's been a learning curve."

That's it. That is the only piece of supposed evidence provided by the Times to back its claim that the former Texas governor apparently had no idea he'd be tasked with overseeing the U.S.' nuclear arsenal.


Glen Filthie said...

It's so bad no that the old newspapers have become rag sheet parodies of themselves. Without any credibility all they can do is troll their own readers.

You're looking at it the wrong way, Firehand. Theirs is a long, painful suicide to be savoured and enjoyed! Even the lefties are getting disgusted with them!

Windy Wilson said...

So, the old newspapers are using the checkout stand model of news reporting? So long as there is some real person to quote, the "reporter" "journalist" can make up whatever he wants?
I wasn't looking for the Weekly World News, so I didn't see which candidate they said had been visited by space aliens as they reported in 1988 and 1992.