Monday, April 05, 2021

Professional Journalism: both "Oh, we lied about this before the election

and partisan hacks not even trying to hide it anymore.
First, from the liars at NPR,
National Public Radio has corrected an online article that falsely asserted that documents from first son Hunter Biden’s laptop had been “discredited by U.S. intelligence.”

A book review of Hunter Biden’s memoir “Beautiful Things” initially dismissed the documents first reported in October by The Post.

“The laptop story was discredited by US intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations,” the book review by Ron Elving, senior editor of the publicly funded media organization, initially claimed.

The correction on the Thursday article now says, “A previous version of this story said US intelligence had discredited the laptop story. US intelligence officials have not made a statement to that effect.”

"The lie served its purpose, so now we're 'correcting' it."

On the other,
Joseph Wulfsohn at Fox News reports CBS News decided on Saturday to delete a tweet for sounding way too partisan. On Friday, CBS tweeted out a report by Khristopher Brooks headlined "3 ways companies can help fight Georgia's restrictive new voting law."
It 'sounded' too partisan?

1 comment:

ruralcounsel said...

NPR should be required to furnish three reporters from their full-time staff to be tarred and feathered. That will be a warning to the rest of them.
If this kind of dishonesty occurs again, they should be required to furnish three more, for summary execution, and their annual support from the Federal government will be cut in half.
A third time, and the organization is disbanded and bounties placed on the heads of all upper management.