A great piece on how New Yorker publishes completely ridiculous, false claims and the public eats them up without any questioning.
What’s funny about this kind of thing is that people believe their own lies to the point where they spout clearly ridiculous things without even pausing to think. It’s clearly impossible that “two-thirds of Americans between the ages of fifteen and thirty-four who were treated in emergency rooms suffered from injuries inflicted by police and security guards” (the real number is about 0,2%). No rational person can believe this statement. Yet it gets proudly repeated even by esteemed scholars because it confirms the propaganda they themselves created and then learned to believe.