June 29, 2017

Reader Identifies Gun Study Error Washington Post Couldn’t (or Wouldn’t) Detect

One of the more annoying aspects of establishment press news coverage is how willing so many journalists are to accept obviously bogus statistics. One recent example was seen on June 20 at the Washington Post. At its Wonkblog, Christopher Ingraham (and presumably his editors) blindly accepted a statistic on children’s exposure to violence which anyone in touch with the real world should have recognized as obviously wrong, namely that 1 out of 24 children “witnessed a shooting” in the past year.

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Real News Beating Fake News: Drudge Is #2 (More Traffic Than NYT and WaPo Combined)

Filed under: Marvels,MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 9:06 am

Yes, he’s “just” an aggregator, but Matt Drudge clearly has a better sense of what is and isn’t news than the sites he’s beating. He was rewarded with a level of traffic which in April was ahead of a Who’s Who’s of the establishment press, with only MSN.com ahead of him (although Yahoo’s combined sites are also collectively ahead of him):

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Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (062917)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Tim Tebow hits a home run in his first day with Port St. Lucie

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

On the first pitch thrown to him during the second game of a doubleheader: