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July 28, 2014 - 3:27 pm

At Vox.com, Matt Yglesias has one job. He’s the editor. He’s supposed to make sure that whatever goes up on the “explanatory journalism” site, or at least the content that he directly touches, is accurate.

Let’s see how well he does that job.

yglesias-england-provinces

 

Yeah, those aren’t provinces. The United Kingdom only has one of those, Northern Ireland, along with a couple of kingdoms, England and Scotland. What you’re looking at on that map above are England’s and Wales’ counties. Sort of. Since that map is based on 1881 data, the lines on it don’t always line up with the current county lines. I’d explain more than that if I understood it all, but frankly I don’t and neither does the BBC.

It takes all of about 90 seconds Googling about to figure out that those lines are or were county lines, not province borders. Editor Matt Yglesias couldn’t bestir himself to do that much before publishing, on the self-described “explanatory” Vox.com.

The site that sports this self-congratulatory graphic.

vox-graphic

 

Well, his view is unique. So there’s that.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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OK, all here should be aware of the incident a few weeks back when MSNBC newsperson Krystal Ball was told by a prankster that MH-17 was shot down by a "blast of wind from Howard Stern's ass" and she pressed him for more details.

Then you have this blind acceptance of a hoax by The Daily Kos and Think Progress, which are the flagships of the left's new media push: http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/07/27/Think-Progress-Daily-Kos-And-Crooks-and-Liars-Punked-By-Parody-Site

We have to understand that we are dealing with really stupid people, who have convinced themselves they are really smart.
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Their slogan is part right. The questions are exceptionally tough for thinkers as "smart" as them. Betchya a sapling they couldn't pass a 1914 8th grade completion exam in under three hours with no outside help. That's what a century of progressivism has wrought.
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You have to admit, Vox makes people think -- mostly, that it's run by idiots.
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Ivy-League levels of derp.
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Matt Yglesias went to Harvard. So fact-checking is beneath him...as are we.
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The Thmarist Stinkers.
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OK, all here should be aware of the incident a few weeks back when MSNBC newsperson Krystal Ball was told by a prankster that MH-17 was shot down by a "blast of wind from Howard Stern's ass" and she pressed him for more details.

Then you have this blind acceptance of a hoax by The Daily Kos and Think Progress, which are the flagships of the left's new media push: http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/07/27/Think-Progress-Daily-Kos-And-Crooks-and-Liars-Punked-By-Parody-Site

We have to understand that we are dealing with really stupid people, who have convinced themselves they are really smart.
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FAIRNESS ALERT:

It's clear from the video that she was having trouble hearing what he was saying. Instead of fessing up and asking for a repeat, she took the "show must go on" route and pressed ahead.

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Oh yes, Yglesias. The circle-jerk and the high-five, Hur-hur-hur, Derp-derp-derp. The kind of people who sagely inform me about the "Nation" of Palestine, or that we never landed on the moon.
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Editing and fact-checking are lost arts.
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They involve actual work. That's the problem.
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They involve valuing truth. That's the problem.
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If they're the "best in news", we're screwed.
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Their slogan is part right. The questions are exceptionally tough for thinkers as "smart" as them. Betchya a sapling they couldn't pass a 1914 8th grade completion exam in under three hours with no outside help. That's what a century of progressivism has wrought.
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They're not provinces, but they do speak Canadian.
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Eh?
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Presented by GE. 'Nuff said.
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Yet another good reason to stop buying GE. I did several years ago for multiple reasons, primarily Jeff Immelt's cozy relationship with Obama and the crony capitalism he was seeking.
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