Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Queen of Fake News

In this particular case, the queen is the reporter WaPo
It’s bad enough when a newspaper like the Washington Post publishes fake news, but it’s even worse when its own reporters double down on their ignorance and refuse to correct the record when blatant journalistic errors are brought to their attention.

Washington Post reporter Mike Rosenwald...[asserted] ... that a .22 LR rifle–far and away the smallest and weakest readily available rifle caliber on the market–was actually a “high-powered rifle...

And when challenged, this Rosenwald creature doubled down.

...And he doubled down in the most absurd way possible: by mocking anyone who corrected him, and then by refusing to provide any source or data to back up his absurd claim...

That the Israeli Army (IDF) uses the .22LR.  Yes, they do!  But only for animal control and as a less-than-lethal round for special circumstances.  But comprehending the Google reference is way, way, way beyond the capacity of the widdle weporter.

And the WaPo wonders how it lost its credibility.  Uh-huh.

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