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Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.
June 29, 2012 By Mark Kleiman @markarkleiman
Gary He nails it:
Warren Terra says
June 29, 2012 at 9:11 am
See Also: Affordable Care cAt.
June 29, 2012 at 11:17 am
That was excellent, thank you. I did in fact laugh out loud.
June 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Confirmation bias in the newsrooms?
Well egg on their made-up faces for sure.
And since we are swapping “media is the mess” stories….
Did you see this incredible piece at Balloon Juice:
Wowâ€”two news organizations covering the same story scoured the nation for a random small business owner to comment on that storyâ€”and they both found the same one! Howâ€™d that happen? What are the odds? Well, as it turns out, Joe Olivo of Perfect Printing turns up quite a bit in public discussions of this and other issues. Here he is testifying against the health care law before House and Senate committees in January 2011. Here he is on the Fox Business Network around the same time, discussing the same subject. Here he is a few days ago, also on Fox Business, talking to John Stossel about the law. Here he is discussing the same subject on a New Jersey Fox affiliate.
And here he is….
You see where this is going don’t you?