Things are not heading in the right direction. Currently in the news is a NYT story that incoming Secretary of Energy Rick Perry doesn’t know what the Department of Energy does. That “news,” however, is based on a fake quote to a question never asked from a guy who left before Perry was nominated.

The NYT is running political fan fiction as news, a shiny new example of “fake but accurate.” And lest we forget, it was the NYT defending Dan Rather for the fake Texas Air National Guard memos that coined that phrase.



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Leslie Loftis

Teacher of life admin and curator of commentary. Occasional writer.