When Political Correctness trumps all

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on June 7, 2006

Last week the Canadians arrested 17 men who are allegedly part of a variety of terror plots. The suspects reportedly planned to storm parliament, behead the prime minister and detonate a fertilizer bomb three times the size of the one that destroyed the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

Sadly, the state of Canadian journalism is much worse than it is here in America as the Toronto Star looks at the accused and is dishonestly befuddled by what exactly they have in common.

The ties that bind 17 suspects?

ANALYSIS | 'They represent the broad strata of our community,' the RCMP says. 'Some are students, some are employed, some are unemployed.' Aside from the fact that virtually all are young men, it's hard to find a common denominator

Talk about being willfully stupid.

Little Green Footballs has a scan of the article as it appeared in the paper. You'd think the picture that accompanied it would've given the reporters a clue.

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🧵Please indulge me more on this topic: Yesterday's Bloomberg article misrepresenting Thune's comments on entitlement reform is part of a broader issue:
Most media coverage of Social Security, Medicare & unsustainable debt has long been narrative-driven and, yes, dishonest. (1/)

More broken accountability at the International Fact-Checking Network (@factchecknet) and the @Poynter Institute.

The IFCN allows people to register complaints about the its stable of "verified" signatories to its code of principles. @Google and @YouTube $hould pay attention.
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