The New York Times, perhaps the most Marxist Liberal dishonest member of America’s Fifth Column Treasonous Media yesterday engaged in a pure Pot meet Kettle moment of Theater of the Absurd. It is the kind of theater of the absurd that only those who know they are liars can engage in, even the self deluded can’t pull this level of dishonesty off.
Truth has never been an essential ingredient of viral content on the Internet. But in the stepped-up competition for readers, digital news sites are increasingly blurring the line between fact and fiction, and saying that it is all part of doing business in the rough-and-tumble world of online journalism.
Several recent stories rocketing around the web, picking up millions of views, turned out to be fake or embellished: a Twitter tale of a Thanksgiving feud on a plane, later described by the writer as a short story; a child’s letter to Santa that detailed an Amazon.com link in crayon, but was actually written by a grown-up comedian in 2011; and an essay on poverty that prompted $60,000 in donations until it was revealed by its author to be impressionistic rather than strictly factual.
Their creators describe them essentially as online performance art, never intended to be taken as fact. But to the media outlets that published them, they represented the lightning-in-a-bottle brew of emotion and entertainment that attracts readers and brings in lucrative advertising dollars.
When the tales turned out to be phony, the modest hand-wringing that ensued was accompanied by an admission that viral trumps verified — and that little will be done about it as long as the clicks keep coming. “You are seeing news organizations say, ‘If it is happening on the Internet that’s our beat,’ ” said Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard. “The next step of figuring out whether it happened in real life is up to someone else.”
The New York Times has been publishing crap for 80 years or more that they knew was nothing short of damned lies, and pretending that it was the truth, for them to say “Truth has never been an essential ingredient of viral content on the Internet” has a decidedly hollow ring to it considering how Truth hasn’t been an essential ingredient of the New York Times my entire life.
Has the New York times returned the Pulitzer that Walter Duranty was awarded in 1932 for the lies he told about Stalin’s Soviet Union? How about the one awarded to David Barstow in 2009 for the lies he told about the US Military? Have they apologized to anyone about lying to them with regard to Obamacare? No, they haven’t because as I said above, the Truth hasn’t been an essential ingredient of the New York Times my entire life.
Do things on the internet go viral that are not true, yes, without a doubt, but for the most part, not because those who write them are intentionally attempting to deceive and manipulate their readers, but because those writers don’t have all the facts and are rushing to get a seemingly huge story into print as it were. Unlike the New York Times who has been knowingly willingly and with a full forethought of malice lying to America for nearly a century now.
The New York Times Marxist ideological agenda has poisoned everything they have printed since long before Walter Duranty praised one of the worst mass murders in the history of the entire world with his propaganda and lies about Joesph Stalin. Now they are continuing that fine tradition of treasonous lies and propaganda with fellow traveler and Comrade Obama. Yet somehow, they manage to have a pot meet kettle moment without sensing a single trace of the irony or hypocrisy in their “Truth has never been an essential ingredient of viral content on the Internet” statement.
Yea… Pot meet Kettle indeed…