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May 25, 2013

Nobody Knows Not'ing

Even without ideological intrusion, it's perfectly possible that journalists are lying to us without meaning to. They're not good with numbers, that's why they didn't take STEM degrees.

And they might not get what they're being told. Do I think this is true? Well, no I don't. I think there's a rich and yeasty combination of ignorance and malice.... Then there’s the ideological skew, which, yes, is there. When 98% of journalists sign on to the “progressive” agenda (and we won’t go on how it’s partly because the humanities have been taken over by the Beasts of Marxism, or this post will never end) they’re going to try to push it, of course they are. And in that sense, it can’t be said we have a free press. Not when progressives are in charge. | According To Hoyt

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 25, 2013 6:35 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Thanks for introducing me to Hoyt's blog. I had read several of her books, but didn't realize she had a blog.
I hope a special prosecutor will be appointed by the House of Representatives to investigate all the egregious actions of this administration. If 98% of Congress is composed of lawyers, what's holding them up ?

Posted by: Grace at May 25, 2013 7:56 PM

Most of what people identify as bad journalism or bias is actually just sloth and incompetence. They're too lazy to do a good job or just are ignorant about the topic and can't cover it well. Religion, science, economics, most everything except their little narrow world is alien to the journalist and written with almost no comprehension.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 25, 2013 9:55 PM

"Journalist" only even pretend to learn the language and grammar. Look how badly they perform with those. About everything else, they are actively ignorant.

Always keep in mind that in college the intellectual horsepower of various Majors leaves teachers, journalists, and physical education at the rock bottom. The fact that 2 of the 3 are often "standing in front of the room" doesn't convey on them any special knowledge. The internet makes both of them largely obsolete.

Posted by: Scott M at May 25, 2013 11:50 PM

Chris Taylor is right. One thing that particularly bugs me: Any piece of construction equipment is normally described by "journalists" as a bulldozer.

Every one of you realizes this - read a news account about a field in which you're knowledgeable and see how many outright mistakes are made and how much boilerplate they've seen online is retailed as their own writing.

Posted by: pfsm at May 26, 2013 9:34 AM

I have literally never, ever seen or read or talked to anyone who's been involved in a news story or been interviewed who says the news got it right. Never.

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