Earlier this month, Trump turned up the volume in his full-court press against the moves by some states to make voting by mail easier due to health concerns with in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. He has been attacked by the left for condemning mail-in voting, while conservatives have noted that voting in person isn’t any more dangerous than going to the supermarket. … [Read more...] about Marc Thiessen points out New York Times hypocrisy on mail-in ballots
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What, then, when it happens in the pages of the New York Times, bastion of perhaps the least crappy journalism around? The Vogel example lands at an opportune time to undermine Weingarten’s argument that lifting facts — word for word — from a place like Wikipedia is somehow less bad than stealing an “original insight” because it is solely a symptom of bad listicle-making. (“There’s a difference between crappy, lazy Internet writing and real plagiarism and I contend that when you start calling the first thing the second thing, you belittle the seriousness of real plagiarism,” he writes. “It all starts seeming like kindergarten-level failure to footnote.”) But in a serious story on a renaissance painter in the Paper of Record? It looks worse, but the standards, as made clear by both organizations, are — and should be — the same, especially as BuzzFeed tightens its standards and presents itself as a journalistic … [Read more...] about Plagiarizing Wikipedia Is Still Plagiarism, at BuzzFeed or the New York
“It might be a while until I get to experience the real New York,” Patel allowed. “But that means I get to gradually see everything come back to life [and] experience what really makes New York so special. I have a lot of compassion for New York even though I’ve never been and I know it’s the people, their energy, and the special community that makes it unique. Now, I get to participate in rebuilding it. That’s pretty special to me. Like being part of history of a city I’ve always admired, you know?” … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
McCray’s desire for more diverse newsrooms is one shared by many. It also might reflect McCray’s interpretation of things like the Post’s decision to twist her candid description of her adjustment to parenthood into a headline calling her a “BAD MOM” and the attention local reporters recently devoted to her chief of staff’s failure to disclose that her longtime boyfriend has a criminal past. As for her call for stories that aren’t made up? Well, that seems pretty straightforward. … [Read more...] about Mayor de Blasio and Chirlane McCray Aren’t Happy With the New York
“You’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t,” Cantone said in response to the mayor’s position. “It’s not working this way. I have to take a chance or we have to take a chance. If there’s repercussions, there’s repercussions.” … [Read more...] about ‘Let The People Decide’: New York City Business Owners Defy State Orders, Reopen Early