Journalists, that’s who. And how do they keep their jobs? Not only the journalists, but the editors that are supposed to proof read and fact check what the journalist submits as news or even opinions. I read newspapers, mostly for entertainment by seeing how many gross violations of grammar and spelling rules and false or incomplete facts I can find. And trust me, I am very entertained. It’s amazing they manage to stay in business. Oh, wait, there’s at least a newspaper publisher a month that arrives in bankruptcy court, so I guess they can’t.
Anyway, I’m going to use an opinion column for my example because they are the worst when it comes to grammar, spelling and fact checking. And in this example, the author, and I use that term loosely, makes the case against his own argument in fine fashion. I had to read it twice to be sure he wasn’t being sarcastic, but alas, he was quite sincere. Kind of sad actually, and entertaining. I will make my point in the Letter to the Editor, with amusing header that was not sent, instead of reiterating.
To: Editor of Time Magazine
From: Palomar Jack, Jacks Notes (http://www.palomarjack.wordpress.com)
Subject: Fareed Zakaria’s factual blunder, bias by omission and plagiarism.
Suggested Remedy: Can his butt (like that’ll happen).
In regards to Fareed Zakaria’s column in the 8/20/12 edition, he omitted the fact that most of those US states and jurisdictions where gun violence occur have the tightest gun control. Also, he didn’t mention that most of those nations with very tight gun control, including Great Britain, are in a near constant state of riot, home invasion and strong-arm robbery. Then shoots himself in the foot, as it were, by saying non-gun related crime in the US has been dropping over the past decades, then says guns have been easier to access during that time. What? I guess he wouldn’t have had this problem if he hadn’t lifted parts of his submission from a fellow liberal. He didn’t check the facts I mentioned above anyway, so I doubt it.
Judging by how very heavily left biased all the rest of their content is, I doubt they will print it. That’s why it’s also presented here, with the rest of my wit, comments and occasional wisdom. I would also invite Time Magazine and Mr. Zakaria to a VIP butt kicking with the Boot of Common Sense.
Note: None of this posting has been plagiarized from any other source, conservative, left wing loser or otherwise.