Quote of the day—Ryan Chittum

On balance, the press has been a destructive force on this story, from its beginnings in the coverage of the Jacob Blake shooting that set the whole thing off and which we know was justified, to the downplaying of the $50 million in destruction done by rioters in Kenosha, to the libelous portrayal of Rittenhouse and the particulars of what happened. There have been innumerable journalistic disasters in the Trump era, but this is the most blatantly reckless one of them all.

Ryan Chittum
Media critic with the Columbia Journalism Review,
November 21, 2021
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[I think Chittum is giving the media too much credit with the claim of “reckless”. With the videos so easily available, with the jury verdict known to everyone, with the claims they make so absurd, I don’t believe they are “reckless”. They are malicious liars.—Joe]

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8 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Ryan Chittum

  1. The term that I would use is “malicious”, partly because that is the threshold term for damages in a libel action. Presumably Mr. Chittum is avoiding that term in an attempt to protect his colleagues.

  2. Why not just call them, “narrative serving propagandists”? Or affirmative action opinion managers? Maybe, putsch publishers?
    How ’bout straight up liars? That’s pretty plane if someone cares to look.
    Whatever one calls them, their no more journalists than I I’m.

  3. America no longer has a “press”. It has a massive agenda driven propaganda
    machine obsessed with furthering the goals of their communist masters.

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