Wednesday, March 29, 2017

But It's Not "Fake News" When We Do It!

NY Times Admits Fake News
A correction published Sunday by the New York Times:
An article on March 5 about the Department of Justice included outdated statistics. It is not the case that non-Muslim extremists have killed nearly twice as many Americans as radical Muslims since Sept. 11, 2001, according to the New America Foundation. That was true until the mass shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., and Orlando, Fla. Radical Muslims have now killed nearly twice as many Americans as non-Muslim extremists.
John Hinderaker at Powerline points out that the false statistic appeared in an article in which a “prominent theme is that Republicans don’t care about truth” — but the online version of the article has now been “airbrushed,” so that you can’t tell where the change was made.
Anybody can be wrong and all of us are some time or another, but it takes somebody more honest than the NYT staff to admit publishing wishful thinking instead of the facts.

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