Friday, August 3, 2018

Forbes dissects Washington Post 'hacking' story

Stalled out on the writing project (earlier blog post) when, in the course of checking one thing and another, I came across this Forbes article about a Washington Post story and how it was clumsily revamped as the missteps of a "hacking" article (can't find link) were called to the Post's attention.

The Forbes article makes it grindingly clear how news outlets willfully and unwittingly miss the boat when it comes to reporting and double-checking the facts. I can't say that I know what's going on, entirely, but the Forbes article is clear, I thought.

Probably a bit more than the reader is willing to ingest. The wispy cloud hovers, "How much of this article is reliable?" Forbes seems to parse things digest-ably, but what's true and what ain't?

I feel like the little bird flying in increasingly-smaller concenctric circles around the mountain top ... pretty soon, I will fly up my own asshole and disappear.

1 comment:

  1. Forbes is more of an “this is the official story” kind of outlet.

    More often than not "official stories" are not truth but spin.

    Haven't you noticed media outlets going out of their way to appear to confirm Trump's anti-press allegations? My sense is that the outlet wants access so such stories are put out there.

    Rule of Thumb: Take any reports from any source with a grain or a box of salt.