March 29, 2014

SORRY, BUT THAT EGG IS GOING TO STAY SCRAMBLED: The New Yorker’s lame effort at un-embarrassing Jeffrey Toobin. “Toobin degraded the reputation of The New Yorker, which apparently no longer has an editing process capable of catching egregious mistakes in characterizing what is in a transcript that is right there to be seen by anyone with access to the web. The New Yorker used to seek out hard-to-find sources in what was a famous fact-checking process. We the readers trusted that. Here, it was easy to do one’s own checking, and the error was beyond obvious. Why is Toobin writing for The New Yorker? The only answer that comes to me is that the magazine is pandering to its readers, and I am insulted by the assumption that this is what we want.”