Supplemental: Covering up for Michael S. Schmidt!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015

Gorilla dust spreads confusion:
We're closely tracking Kevin Drum today. That said, we wanted to add one note to his post about the latest groaner by the New York Times' groaner-infested whiz kid, Michael S. Schmidt.

In this post, Drum discusses Schmidt's latest groaner. It involves the claim, apparently false, that K-1 visa star Tashfeen Malik had "talked openly on social media about her views on violent jihad."

Does the New York Times' Michael S. Schmidt ever not get it wrong? Drum says this is his second major howler. We feel fairly sure that it's at least his third.

At any rate, here's our addendum to Drum's basic post:

Just check this morning's news report, in which the Times pretends to set the record straight concerning their latest howler. As we read that report this morning, we were struck by the practiced way the Times seemed to be spreading gorilla dust around.

In our view, it was hard to tell that the Times was correcting its own bungled work. Among other helpings of fudge and points of confusion, it was all just a "clarification!"

Al Baker and Marc Santora wrote the skillfully jumbled piece. We'd say they're skilled at obfuscation, or maybe their editor spread the dust which produced the helpful confusion.

In a land of broken elites, it's all in a solid day's work.

26 comments:

  1. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo were both reporters on the two failed stories. Not sure why you're giving all the attention to Schmidt. I remember Apuzzo doing some good investigative reporting on the Scooter Libby story, so it's interesting he has fallen into the habit of getting stories wrong. The question is, are these two reporters intelligent enough to know who their bad source(s) is/are, and are they banning said source(s)? Obviously someone at DOJ hates Clinton and Obama and is trolling.

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  2. HOW I GOT MY HUSBAND BACK AFTER HE LEFT ME FOR ANOTHER WOMAN..!!
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  3. The DNC Just Quietly Crippled the Bernie Sanders Campaign

    http://usuncut.com/politics/dnc-sabotages-bernie/

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    1. Bernie sabotaged Bernie while trying to sabotage Clinton.

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    2. I guess without the media gate-keepers Bob Somerby thinks are so essential for us to rely on to find our way into another Vietnam, Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to do something.

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  4. The Sanders campaign took advantage of a software glitch to access Clinton data so the DNC banned them. The Sanders campaign's comment was that the DNC was at fault because it shouldn't have been possible to do so. Spoken like every thief. You shouldn't have left your car unlocked if you didn't want it stolen. Props for integrity.

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    1. This could be uge.

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    2. That characterization could not be more bullshit if you tried -- and I realize that you tried very hard.

      The Sanders campaign INFORMED the DNC that Once Again the DNC had a software glitch -- a recurring problem -- that was allowing campaigns to see each other's data.

      There is exactly as much evidence that the Sanders campaign "took advantage" of this as there is that the Clinton campaign did: ZERO.

      What we do know for a fact: the Sanders campaign told the DNC about the problem, and the DNC, fully in the pocket of the Clinton campaign, decided to punish Sanders.

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    3. They owed this to Clinton after what they did to her in 2008 by stealing her delegates.

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    4. @ 4:48 - Sandi Machi or Lynnette Long?

      Still at it.

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  5. Your Howler keeps geting results!

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-social-media-garbled-san-bernardino

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  8. Marriage restoration..
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  11. I am Nancy Fay Bell from FLORIDA, When I eventually found testimonies about this spell caster Dr.Trust, how he helped many people to get their lovers and broken homes back, i contacted him through because I was absolutely desperate to get my husband back. Life without my husband was a real mess for me and my children. i wanted a dramatic change and I thought love spell could be the solution. After discussing the resolution with Dr Trust, he gave me hope that he will restore my marriage. I felt confident that he will actually make my husband to return home and he did! It’s fantastic what this great spell caster have done for me, his help is priceless! I don't know what I would have done without Dr.Trust, He does his job so well he is organized and highly functional, i believe he is the best spell caster i can count on when it comes to all kinds of spell, I was floored that his spells worked, if you need help, contact him on ultimatespellcast@gmail.com or Ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com website http://ultimatespellcast8.wix.com/ultimatespellcast or call +1 631 500 4609

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