When journalism goes bad

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The Great Enverbening continues apace.
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dead_elvis wrote: 26 Dec 2020, 11:57 The Great Enverbening continues apace.
Yes, it is excellenting along.
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You gotta love the WSJ’s bravery on impeachment. They went from, “Impeach Trump,” to, “Don’t impeach Trump for unity” in the span of a week.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-seven- ... yURL_share
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The fact that the White House is getting more questions about GME than the COVID vaccine show that the true partisan bias of the media is ‘oooh, shiny’.
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Mo wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 10:59 The fact that the White House is getting more questions about GME than the COVID vaccine show that the true partisan bias of the media is ‘oooh, shiny’.
I like it.
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Mo wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 10:59 The fact that the White House is getting more questions about GME than the COVID vaccine show that the true partisan bias of the media is ‘oooh, shiny’.
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nicole wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 11:33
Mo wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 10:59 The fact that the White House is getting more questions about GME than the COVID vaccine show that the true partisan bias of the media is ‘oooh, shiny’.
R-word is the real virus
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"Fucking qualia." -Hugh Akston

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Its always a bad move to nbomb with high school kids but man why debase yourself on the way out?
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dhex wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 22:32 Its always a bad move to nbomb with high school kids but man why debase yourself on the way out?
Yeah I mean that’s the part that makes you want to puke.
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The Times prefers to have only the literal worst people in the world on staff at this point



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It's a good thing that careers aren't ruined over single instances of Wrongspeech. Other it would mean that this ridiculous incident actually happened.
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"...if that monkey gets any smarter it's going to start shorting TSLA."
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I seriously wonder now: if he were reading aloud a passage from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, should he censor the dreaded n-word there, too?

These idiots seem to think spoken words are like fired bullets: if one hits you it'll cause damage, regardless of the intentions of whoever pulled the trigger.
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My friend/mutual bambamramfan on tumblr had a good if not exactly uplifting take on this today.
In the case of all these cancel-firings, the actual reason the person is fired is because they are creating an external and internal relations wildfire that no one wants to deal with anymore. The hassle to the people at the top at this point far outweighs any benefits the person is bringing (this goes triply true for any non-profit relying on donations.) If your name starts being in the papers in a negative way, there are very, very few things you could do that make it worth *more* to your employer to keep you than cut you.
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Jadagul wrote: 07 Feb 2021, 16:30 My friend/mutual bambamramfan on tumblr had a good if not exactly uplifting take on this today.
In the case of all these cancel-firings, the actual reason the person is fired is because they are creating an external and internal relations wildfire that no one wants to deal with anymore. The hassle to the people at the top at this point far outweighs any benefits the person is bringing (this goes triply true for any non-profit relying on donations.) If your name starts being in the papers in a negative way, there are very, very few things you could do that make it worth *more* to your employer to keep you than cut you.
I don't know what a bambamramfan is but, yes, that's why these firings are occurring, absolutely not because of any moral convictions or professional standards on the likes of the NYT but because it's just fucking easier for the employer to cut its losses.

Which makes pretty much every employee everywhere but especially C to D list celebrity types for whom some of the hoi polloi decide a comeuppance is due vulnerable. Not to give too much credit for what passes for the Republican party these days, but if you get labeled a RINO you might get kicked out of the party but the party faithful will not demand your apolitical employer sack you.
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And if you offend liberal sensibilities nobody will demand a sacking by your apolitical employer either. I know this because if they did it would be cancel culture and Will Wilkinson says cancel culture doesn't exist.
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lol

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What the actual living breathing fuck
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I must be really impressive. After all, reading that paragraph was my personal Omaha Beach. I, too, would rather be in Hawaii though.
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What dhex said.
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So that was actually seen by an editor before it went out? An editor actually saw that and said, "Yup, looks good"?
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JD wrote: 11 Feb 2021, 13:16 So that was actually seen by an editor before it went out? An editor actually saw that and said, "Yup, looks good"?
They meant well. So intent does matter.

Except when it doesn't.
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instapundit is still trash, but this was an interesting find on his site

The same story published by the USA Today network published in multiple outlets, but tailored to the state where the newpaper site is publishing the story.

excerpt
Mass shootings in {state name] increased to [number] in 2020 from [previous number] the year before, while nationally mass shootings jumped nearly 50% during a pandemic with crippling unemployment, violent protests and idle youth.

In 2020, [state name] reported [number] mass shootings that killed [number] and injured [number]. A year earlier, the state had [number] mass shootings that killed three and injured [number].

Among [state name]'s deadliest shootings last year was one on [link to story] [date] in [city/town] that killed [number] and injured number]. [sometimes addition background on this story]. The state's bloodiest shootings included one on [another link to story] [date] in [city/town] that injured [number].

With COVID-19 cases falling and vaccines rolling out, some criminologists hope a rebounding economy and reopened schools will drive down the national numbers in 2021.

Early results are promising, says Mark Bryant, founder of the non-profit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks gun incident trends. In the first seven weeks of this year, there have been 63 mass shootings — defined as four or more people injured or killed in one incident — which if continued would show a drop from 2020, he said.
one thing that does genuinely impress me was the care to fill in the form with the numbers rendered correctly per a style guide. i.e. one two three etc are spelled out, 13, 85 etc are in arabic numbers.
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