Will Oremus+ Your Authors @WillOremus Oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero (@ozm) covering platforms, algorithms, privacy, and online speech. Raising Delawareness since 2018. DM for Signal. Apr. 18, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Politics aside, it’s a flagrant violation of basic journalistic standards to intentionally misquote someone. Let alone to premise an entire column on that misquote. The @nytimes should be embarrassed by this.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/opinion/ilhan-omar-anti-semitic-israel.html 

Not too hard to figure out why Stephens felt the need to misrepresent Omar’s actual words. He has built much of his career on a willingness to distort the facts to suit his rhetorical purposes.

#tbt when Stephens' very first NYT column misrepresented the views of the Times' own longtime environmental reporter Andrew Revkin, to the point that Revkin had to publish his own column in @propublica correcting the record.  https://www.propublica.org/article/climate-change-uncertainties-bret-stephens-column 


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