Monday, August 20, 2012

Newsweek admits they don't factcheck

Newsweek's latest issue has an artilce giving reasons why Obama should not be re-elected. Niall Ferguson's article is full of inaccuracy's according to Paul Krugman and Brad De Long. De Long is calling for Newsweek to fire Ferguson and Harvard to think about a history professor who can't seem to get his facts rights.
So what a bunch of politico's fussing, what's new.
Check out the whole article here.
What caught my eye was this statement issued by Newsweek on the issue:

UPDATE: 12:56 p.m. -- Newsweek did not fact-check Ferguson's cover story, according to Dylan Byers, a media reporter at Politico. Byers wrote on Twitter that a Newsweek spokesman said the magazine does not have a fact-checking department, and that "we, like other news organisations today, rely on our writers to submit factually accurate material."

What a crock of shit!

Tell that to all the writer's who invented stories and it hit the fan and they were fired. Tell that to Dan Rather who's career was derailed even when it was the truth, but his sources were questionable.
If you're a Republican facts don't matter and the news organizations don't need to fact check. Again what a crock of shit.


One Fly said...

It sucks and has become the norm. Media is the enemy as well. A handful of Rachel's out of a wagon full is not enough to even begin to make a difference.

Mysterious man from the Shadows said...

I actually had been wondering about this for a while. I was reading a Newsweek a couple weeks ago at the dentist, and each of the four articles I read contained a factual error.

P M Prescott said...

I guess there's no such thing as integrity anymore.