The Media Doesn't Stop Lying, It Doubles Down On Its Lies

NPR claimed that Sotomayor was forced to work remotely because Gorsuch wouldn't wear a mask despite Chief Justice Roberts asking everyone to wear masks. In an extraordinary move, Roberts, Gorsuch, and Sotomayor have all denied the story.

This hasn't even slowed down NPR which is in a conflict over how hard to sneer its way past it.

This Daily Beast headline ought to clarify the execrable arrogance in play here, "NPR ‘Founding Mother’ Unloads on Public Editor Over SCOTUS Story: 'She's Not Clarifying Anything!'"

Fake, but accurate. In an accurate, but fake sidebar, the media managed to turn an innocuous Mitch McConnell quote into a racial slur.

Mitch McConnell says Black people vote just as much as 'Americans' - Courier Journal

Mitch McConnell Suggests Black Americans Aren’t Really ‘Americans’ McConnell didn't misspeak—at best, he uttered a white nationalist Freudian slip. - News One

The rest of the garbage parade quickly arrived.

Virginia Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin condemned the remark in a letter to the Kentucky Republican, saying, "I am writing today in response to your recent comment on voting rights in which you insinuated that African Americans are somehow not American citizens."

And it wouldn't be complete without a fake Snopes fact check.

In January 2022, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell referred to "African Americans" and "Americans" as two separate groups. - Correct Attribution

That's what Democrats like to call "misinformation."

"If you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a number as Americans," McConnell said.

Americans in general might have been the better way to finish that sentence, but anyone who is marginally literate understands exactly what he was saying and what he meant. 

To fact check Snopes, no Mitch McConnell did not refer to "African Americans" and "Americans" as two separate groups, he referred to black people as a subsection of Americans. You can make this same remark about any number of groups. Including white people.

But that's what the media does. It lies and then doubles down on its lies. 


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