Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ace spanks Dave Weigel

He cruelly uses facts and logic.

Shorter Weigel: NRA Responsible For Media's Shoddy Sandy Hook Reporting

Journolist punk Dave Weigel has a ridiculous hit piece on the NRA in amateur webzine Slate….

His purpose, apparently, was to blame the NRA for pushing the conspiracy theory. Which is odd, since the NRA didn't have anything to do with it.

I’m glad Ace mentioned Weigel’s involvement with the Journolist cabal. Such things deserve to be remembered.

For one thing, it is a small but important step that can negate the Murray Gell-Mann Amnesia effect.

Moreover, it makes sense to give the MSM a healthy dose of their own medicine. Big media loves to use these kinds of thumbnail signifiers. To this day they can’t mention Andrew Breitbart without recalling Shirley Sherrod and the edited video.

The MSM is quite selective in their use of negative reminders. What is sauce for a Breitbart is not sauce for a Sharpton. The reader must always remember the great harm done to Shirley Sherrod but Steve Pagones and Yankel Rosenbaum and the victims at Freddy’s Fashion Mart can be tossed down the memory hole.

So why not redress the balance? The public deserves to know that Piers Morgan published fake pictures of non-existent war crimes and edited newspapers that relied on phone hacking. It is highly relevant that a reporter or pundit sees no problem with libeling dissenters as racists. People should know that NPR’s “high standards” allow journalists to entertain “masturbatory fantasies about Rush Limbaugh's death” but Juan Williams isn’t fit to work at NPR because he also appeared on Fox news.

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