BuzzFeed and Post-Truth Journalism

The headline in the New York Times not only told the story, but it also raised a good many eyebrows: BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate. BuzzFeed, a somewhat-news-more-entertainment website leaning far to the left, pushed the boundaries of journalistic ethics by publishing a dossier detailing allegations of ties between the Russian government…

Question the Numbers

Perhaps the greatest professional failure of the past ten years came when pollsters almost unanimously assured America that Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election by a landslide. The profession suffered a terrible blow to its credibility, but that doesn’t mean news outlets won’t inundate us with more numbers and more statistics. It does highlight…