Trust No One

It’s fashionable to question the veracity of news that appears in the mainstream media for no other reason than it is the mainstream media that presents it. This, of course, gets the mainstream media’s panties in a wad. “We are professional!” they’ll proclaim. “We have fact checkers, editors, producers, ombudsmen, and many other people whose job it is to make sure that you are properly informed, whereas bloggers have no oversight, no experience, and no accountability.” And to a certain extent they’re right. Then they pull shit like this, and blow themselves out of the (six inches of) water. Classic.