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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The news, converged

Oliver Campbell observes that SJWs, especially SJWs in the media, always lie. A staff reporter for The Intercept is busted impersonating his editor and fabricating quotes:
The Intercept recently discovered a pattern of deception in the actions of a staff member. The employee, Juan Thompson, was a staff reporter from November 2014 until last month. Thompson fabricated several quotes in his stories and created fake email accounts that he used to impersonate people, one of which was a Gmail account in my name.

An investigation into Thompson’s reporting turned up three instances in which quotes were attributed to people who said they had not been interviewed. In other instances, quotes were attributed to individuals we could not reach, who could not remember speaking with him, or whose identities could not be confirmed. In his reporting Thompson also used quotes that we cannot verify from unnamed people whom he claimed to have encountered at public events. Thompson went to great lengths to deceive his editors, creating an email account to impersonate a source and lying about his reporting methods.

We have published corrections and editor’s notes to the affected pieces, and we will publish further corrections if we identify additional problems. We are retracting one story in its entirety. We have decided not to remove the posts but have labeled them “Retracted” or “Corrected,” based on our findings. We have added notes to stories with unconfirmed quotes.

We apologize to the subjects of the stories; to the people who were falsely quoted; and to you, our readers. We are contacting news outlets that picked up the corrected stories to alert them to the problems.
What does convergence mean in an already SJW-infested media? It means that the news goes from being openly biased to entirely fictional. Remember, SJWism requires not only being delusional about reality, but relentlessly selling those delusions to the rest of the world, no matter how contradictory they are.

That's why any SJW in your organization should be Identified, Expelled, and Ignored. IEI. Where the president of the R Foundation failed was in not maintaining the second I; he apparently submitted to internal pressure and retracted. Don't ever give in to the entryists and activists no matter how much they whine, cry, and lobby; you will regret it.

I somehow doubt the editor of The Intercept will make the same mistake.

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26 Comments:

Blogger rho February 03, 2016 4:43 AM  

Any word on ongoing support for the Warmouse?

Blogger James Jones February 03, 2016 5:10 AM  

What a shame Duncan relented and gave the SJW room to find more micro-dramas. He went from a Boss to a Bitch.

Blogger VD February 03, 2016 5:23 AM  

Any word on ongoing support for the Warmouse?

Yes. There isn't any. I'd very much like to do a version 2.0 at some point, especially since mine seems to have broken down, but we have other priorities.

Blogger rho February 03, 2016 5:35 AM  

Yes. There isn't any... but we have other priorities.

Done, and done.

Can't wait to hear the next plan.

Blogger Dave February 03, 2016 5:37 AM  

Fabricated sources, quotes and stories. "The black guy got her." was one such quote. Care to guess his race?

Among the stories of concern was a report by Thompson that Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old accused of mass murder at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, was in part motivated by a love interest rejecting him in favor of a black man. In the story, Thompson describes a phone conversation with Roof’s cousin, Scott Roof:

Scott Roof, who identified himself as Dylann Roof’s cousin, told me over the telephone that “Dylann was normal until he started listening to that white power music stuff.” He also claimed that “he kind of went over the edge when a girl he liked starting dating a black guy two years back”...
“Dylann liked her,” Scott Roof said. “The black guy got her. He changed. I don’t know if we would be here if not …” Roof then abruptly hung up the phone.
The story has been retracted. An editor’s note states: “After speaking with two members of Dylann Roof’s family, The Intercept can no longer stand by the premise of this story. Both individuals said that they do not know of a cousin named Scott Roof.”

Blogger Sherwood family February 03, 2016 6:08 AM  

What a mess. Even with retractions and apologies people are still running around with false assumptions because Thompson was gaming the system to sell a narrative. Gotta get find and eject the SJWs before they get you, from the looks of it. To invert Clausewitz, politics is war by other means.

Blogger Markku February 03, 2016 6:12 AM  

The firmware is great, if I do say myself, and the computer-side interface has been updated graphically. But it turns out that we just don't have the experience for getting the hardware manufactured with reliable enough quality that we can be proud of every unit that goes out.

Best case would be that someone with experience in hardware licensed the firmware and software from us.

Anonymous PhillipGeorge©2016 February 03, 2016 6:13 AM  

It was an unpleasant thought Vox but I rather think the general public now is perfectly inoculated against corruption. They have complete immunity to the truth. They can tolerate any levels of what were once toxic levels of corruption; sackable and impeachable offences. It shouldn't and won't stop this little band of brothers returning to sanity though. One day a few good men might join us. But the public will go on believing statistics from NOAA, CNN covering Syria, and recent quotes sourced from people long dead. The train if fine, until it totally isn't anymore. When public lies, Waco etc, were not questioned, the public deserved what came next.

Blogger James Dixon February 03, 2016 6:17 AM  

> What does convergence mean in an already SJW-infested media? It means that the news goes from being openly biased to entirely fictional.

Oh, that's been the case for a long time at the worst offenders:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Cooke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayson_Blair

And I assume everyone who reads here is familiar with the Dan Rather case and the recent Rolling Stone case.

Given the number we do hear about, one is forced to wonder just how big the iceberg actually is.

Anonymous WaterBoy February 03, 2016 6:22 AM  

Even more lies, as he apparently provided differing versions of a letter to his Editor-in-Chief, as well as a bogus bio.

SJWs always double down.

Blogger James Dixon February 03, 2016 6:27 AM  

> But it turns out that we just don't have the experience for getting the hardware manufactured with reliable enough quality that we can be proud of every unit that goes out. ...
Best case would be that someone with experience in hardware licensed the firmware and software from us.

I suspect that's the quality control problems were the reason the concept never caught on with those who already had the hardware experience. They probably knew how many problems they already had with 4 and 5 button mice.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 03, 2016 7:15 AM  

SJW the term is becoming toxic, I would guess that in the future the establishment will rue the day they took in those damaged people.

Blogger napari February 03, 2016 7:19 AM  

The problem with SJW's and propaganists is the subtle differences in: What they say VS. What they mean The result is often the opposite of what one might think!

Open border kook:
Europe is a dry run on the consequences of importing a radical, alien culture into the country. Once the world sees it for what it is I think we will restrict our own imports to families only, no single young men with ideas.

Article:
http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/so-it-begins-here-u-s-city-overrun-with-criminal-refugees/

Gov. Greg Abbot has called for a stop to the influx of refugees, but it’s too late, she said. The program continues unabated because, if even one refugee is present in the U.S., he is entitled under current law to bring in his entire extended family.

Blogger Josh February 03, 2016 9:16 AM  

OT: RAND DROPPING OUT

I'm going to go open up a bottle of bourbon.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 03, 2016 9:19 AM  

I have a question. Is this the type of thing that should be checked by an editor for veracity before they print it?
Or is that impossible due to the nature of sources, etc?

Blogger Were-Puppy February 03, 2016 9:29 AM  

@14 Josh

OT: RAND DROPPING OUT

I'm going to go open up a bottle of bourbon.
---

Well, you have to admit he wasn't catching on much.

Blogger Josh February 03, 2016 9:32 AM  

Well, you have to admit he wasn't catching on much.

Absolutely.

‏@jimantle
Ron Paul won 14 counties in Iowa in 2012. In 2016, Donald won 9 of them and Ted Cruz won 5.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 03, 2016 9:37 AM  

Hey man, that's like me saying the Redskins went to the Superbowl in the early 70's :P

OpenID denektenorsk February 03, 2016 9:51 AM  

Given how Greenwald (one of the founders of that site) routinely lies about Sam Harris is anyone surprised AT ALL?

In related news Matti Merkel sets what can and cannot be said in German media (colour me shocked): http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/02/02/top-german-journalist-admits-live-on-air-national-news-agenda-set-by-government/

OpenID denektenorsk February 03, 2016 10:07 AM  

OT: RAND DROPPING OUT

I'm going to go open up a bottle of bourbon.


Kentucky bourbon I hope?

Anonymous bbtp February 03, 2016 11:18 AM  

Des Moines police: "Don't go to RoK events or you'll get raped!"

https://www.facebook.com/DMPolice/posts/1003744839672431

I think it's great that they're doing this! Now we should make sure that the same warning goes out for DemiCon!

--bbtp

Anonymous BGKB February 03, 2016 12:42 PM  

“Dylann liked her,” Scott Roof said. “The black guy got her. He

At least the mainstream media can't lie about why Omar Thornton killed just as many innocent whites. Oh wait white privilege forced him to get caught on video stealing beer.

Des Moines police: "Don't go to RoK events or you'll get raped!"

That's they kind of advertising that will make sluts show up.

Blogger Markku February 03, 2016 12:52 PM  

When landwhales don't get raped, they'll sue for false advertising.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 03, 2016 1:11 PM  

Landwhales? that's when you need to bring a really dumb friend to take a hit for the team :P

Blogger kh123 February 03, 2016 2:47 PM  

"“Dylann liked her,” Scott Roof said. “The black guy got her. He changed. I don’t know if we would be here if not …” Roof then abruptly hung up the phone."

Surprised it wasn't a furious boofing of a kilo of coke that made the phone drop. I mean, consider the journalistic shoes Juan has to fill. Mighty cleats, those.

Blogger Dave February 03, 2016 2:54 PM  

"Landwhales? that's when you need to bring a really dumb friend to take a hit for the team :P"

Or a chubby chaser

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