JOURNALISM 101: CHECKING THE FACTS AND HOW THE RIGHT WING PREFERS TO COVER A STORY


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Journalism is a curious business. Getting the story out first on rare occasions is more important, to some than getting the facts straight. I would be remiss to say that I hadn’t blown stories in the past seeking to fill in the blanks with my own opinion of what I think happened rather than having three credible sources. Mercifully, my editor at the time was smarter than I.

In America in the modern era, and by that I mean in the era of the Barack Obama presidency, the savvy editor on the right wing side of journalism seems to be asleep at the switch. A story broke recently about a sexual assault in Twin Falls, Idaho involving a 5 year old girl and three boys aged 7, 10 and 14. Picking up on the story with little information the right wing blogosphere ran with what would be most damaging to the resettlement of Syrian refugees. They blazed headline on their sites that read, “Syrian Refugees Rape Little Girl at Knifepoint in Idaho.” That one in particular was run at the Drudge report and has since been removed.

They also ran detailed accounts of what happened. Resettled Syrian refugees had perpetrated this crime. There was a gang rape at knife point. The boys took turns and were instructed in what to do to the child. They urinated on her after the rape. The assailant’s families celebrated after being told what took place.

None of this was true. There was no gang rape. There was no knife. There was no humiliation by urinating on the child. The boys were not from Syria. There was no familial celebration of a rape. All of this was the fabrication of the right wing blogosphere doing the bidding of the bigots who need to feel special in a time of swift diversification in the demographics of the American population. This tectonic shift in what America looks like is scaring the well for lack of a better word– hell, out of white right wing Americans.

It appears that this falsehood began with a blog called Behind My Back and InfoWars, Drudge and then others picked it up without question. This is the essence of bad journalism but the right could care less about that until one of theirs is accused of something heinous.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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14 Responses to “JOURNALISM 101: CHECKING THE FACTS AND HOW THE RIGHT WING PREFERS TO COVER A STORY”

  1. neocon01 Says:

    COPS,
    MEDIA HIDE IDAHO GIRL’S SEX ASSAULT BY MUSLIM MIGRANTS
    Newspapers blame ‘false story’ on ‘conspiracy websites’

    A 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by two boys at an apartment complex in Twin Falls, Idaho — while a third boy filmed the attack — and some local residents are charging the police and city officials with covering up the fact that the boys are from Muslim immigrant families from Sudan and Iraq.

  2. neocon01 Says:

    ho
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  4. neocon01 Says:

    • Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.] Says:

      The right wing promoted a series of lies.

    • Even if this were true it would not change the fact that Barack Obama is the President of the United States.

      • neocon01 Says:

        he illegally fills that position,
        he NEVER was, or ever will be my President, he is a traitor who should be tried, convicted, and Hung.

  5. neocon01 Says:

    riiiiight pee wee…….left = lie and deny

  6. neocon01 Says:

    Hospital Refuses to Release Medical Records to Parents of Five-Year-Old Idaho Victim Raped By Muslim Migrants
    PAMELA GELLER — JULY 19, 2016
    The treatment of the Idaho family whose developmentally small 5-year-old daughter was raped by a Muslim migrant gang is abominable. It is a stunning indictment of state and federal government, and the nation as a whole. If this is how we treat our children and the powerless, we are finished.

    If you wish to help this family, contribute to their GoFundMe page here.

    Here are the emails of Idaho legislators: Idaho legislature directory 2015&20161

    A five-year-old girl was raped and urinated upon by three Muslim migrant boys in Twin Falls, Idaho; one of them, a 14-year-old, videotaped the attack. After the attack, instead of getting justice, the victim’s family has been abused and targeted by law enforcement and medical authorities as if they were the criminals. The mother cannot get copies of the medical records of her own child, or transcripts of 9-1-1 calls made on the day of the attack.

    In examining notes taken of their conversations with the victim’s mother, I was taken aback by how contemptuous they are of her. They talk down to her, as if she were the perpetrator, not the mother of the victim of this monstrous attack.

  7. neocon01 Says:

    Odell said people don’t need to know the names of the boys accused — the two boys in custody are 10 and 14, respectively, and the case has been sealed

  8. neocon01 Says:

    snopes??? why not just salon of the white hut?

  9. neocon01 Says:

    by PAMELA GELLER7 Aug 20162,078

    A hearing was held Thursday in the case of the little five-year-old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho who was raped — with three Muslim migrant boys being the primary suspects. Now I believe it is absolutely certain and undeniable: Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs lied outright when he said, “There were no Syrians involved, there was no knife involved, there was no gang-rape.”

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