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.