Link of the Day

is this story about how The Atlantic published a story without even trying to fact-check or corroborate.

It used to be my favorite magazine. It was really good. And now it’s… this.

4 thoughts on “Link of the Day”

  1. It almost doesn’t matter because of how politicized the news in general is. People who are concerned about the Atlantic not living up to journalistic integrity would be aghast that the outing of propaganda came from the Federalist. One unfortunately is negating the other. Do you find this to be the case?

    There is a lot of “turning of blind eyes”. A friend who was against racism to blacks and hispanics thinks nothing of being racist to asians. The times at large wrongly dictate a “now it’s our turn to be crazy” as opposed to “now it’s time to truly unify”. Sad times.


  2. ” The Atlantic published a story without even trying to fact-check”

    The thing here is that when you’re writing exactly what the editors want to read they’re generally not going to ask too many uncomfortable questions….
    So, this is what the Atlantic wants – no police.


  3. Letter of the day – turns out Ray Bradbury had to deal with PC in addition to ‘old-fashioned’ censorship. This is his reply:

    “There is more than one way to burn a book.
    And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.”

    CODA by Ray Bradbury

    About two years ago, a letter arrived from a solemn young Vassar lady telling me how much she enjoyed my experiment in space mythology, The Martian Chronicles.

      But, she added, wouldn't it be a good idea, this late in time, to rewrite the book inserting more women's characters and roles?
      A few years before that I got a certain amount of mail concerning the same Martian book complaining that the blacks in the book were Uncle Toms and why didn't I "do them over"?
      Along about then came a note from a Southern white suggesting that I was prejudiced in favor of the blacks and the entire story should be dropped.


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