Monday, December 19, 2016

Breitbart Rants finds all kinds of ways to get things wrong

Fake news 'reporting'.

Misleading headlines.

And this.  An easily dismissed lede.

Found at NYT: Trump Actually Supports ‘Arming People to Defend Themselves in Gunfights’.  (Breitbart News, 12/19/2016)
Be sure to catch the accompanying photo -- Breitbart in "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" mode.

Guess Breitbart feels its core readers are too dumb to check the source material.

Time for a vocabulary lesson, Mr. Gun Nut.  The timing could not be better. President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are zealously committed to the National Rifle Association’s regressive “safety” agenda of marketing guns to more and more citizens. As a candidate, Mr. Trump talked favorably of people arming to defend themselves in gunfights.

Only someone with bruised and tender sensibilities would read astonishment into the above paragraph. 

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