Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Ignorance or deliberate misinformation or simply convention?

A tale in two pictures:

Sarah Hoyt at Instapundit types "AND OF COURSE THE MSM HERE WILL NEVER PUBLISH ANY OF THIS", which I found weird because I was pretty sure I saw it on both the local and national  network news yesterday evening...

So I expended one mouse click and nineteen keystrokes and found the following:

"Layers of editorial oversight", y'all. Remember that joke from the golden age of blogging? Good times.

"THE MSM WILL NEVER PUBLISH THIS" has become a formulaic partisan dogwhistle that isn't connected to any actual reality. I wonder how many bloggers have some variant of it in a macro?