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Fact Checking the MSM

They don’t get anything right. I guess they assume that all of their readers are ignorant. From this article:

They found over a pound of ketamine, also known as “Special K.” It is used as an opioid.

Ketamine isn’t an opioid. Not even close. I’ve given it to dozens of people. I have given opioids to hundreds, if not thousands, of patients. Not the same. So you can ignore this part, too.

“The term ghost guns can be misleading because it implies that they are not traceable and can’t be tracked or serialized which isn’t the case,” he said.

Then why has the left and the MSM (redundancy alert) gotten their tits in a knot over them?

6 replies on “Fact Checking the MSM”

Mockingbird enemedia is on about a police shooting in the glorious people’s republic of Michigan. Just in time for Helter Skelter Summer.
Isn’t Ketamine a cat tranquilizer? Maybe they were big fans of felines.
Ghost gun? How can you see it if it is ephemeral or a vapor, a mist.
No Fundamental Transformation into South Africa without the guns getting grabbed by the Long Marching CCCP loving CPUSA democrats.

“The goal in all these investigations is to get drugs and guns handled by criminals off the street,” Leavitt said. “We do that in concert with all our federal partners and have done that very effectively.”

Treating the symptom. Endlessly. Job security.

Anyone who has been quoted or mentioned in the media has seen that 90% of the time the reporter screws up the facts, essentially making the report wrong. This is because reporters don’t know shit about shit and spend a lot of time making shit up.

In my first career, I had a ‘science writer’ (a writer with no scientific background) screw up a basic point in my research, so the report on what I was doing was misrepresented. THAT made for a fun meeting with the navy admiral who was wondering why the Office Of Naval Research was spending 5 million bucks meant to help design a sensor package for programming autonomous robots based on how lobsters smell as food vs how lobsters smell THEIR food. Worse, we had lobster rolls at the meeting, as I owned a lobsterboat along with being a biologist.
In my current career, I have been quoted in the news as “US Marine Corps captain PaulB” twice. I’m a merchant mariner, not a Marine. It’s not like this is a fine distinction.

The media can’t be trusted, any of them.

The standard joke about newspapers use to be that a guy opens the paper to read about something he witnessed. He reads the article and is pissed. The reporter got everything wrong. The only thing he got right was his byline.

Guy turns the page and reads another article and is upset because somebody did something wrong, the paper told him so… The byline is the same on both articles.

To see that the paper gets it wrong when reporting about something you know about and expecting them to get it right about any other subject is foolish.

Most people are “experts” in one or two areas. You are amazingly lucky if you know somebody or are somebody the is an expert in 4 or more subjects. The number of people that are experts in more than 6 subjects is extremely small.

To expect a reporter to be above average is to be disappointed.

I’ve been told that I’m an expert in multiple things. I’ve told others that I’m a master of none of those things. I’ve mastered breathing, pretty well.
To expect a reporter, in any media, be be more than a moron, is to be disappointed.

I don’t expect accurate Technic reporting from non technical sources… Which is almost all sources these days!

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