…aren’t just useless, but ideologically motivated. Stephens, whose very first op-ed piece–the one you have plenty of time to perfect–had to be corrected due to massive factual errors, has turned his hand to mask wearing. You’ll never what happened next! Stephens:
This is not stupidity or incompetence, though it is a breakdown of journalistic ethics by the editorial staff. This is intentional. It’s perhaps the oldest trick in the anti-science book, one so often used by creationists and anti-vaccine twerps: misrepresent the scientific literature because you know most readers will not check the primary literature. This is what liars do, and unless you are the bundle of psychological disorders known as George Stanos/Kitara Ravache, it is not impulsive, it is deliberate.
Utterly disgusting. Between this and the mainstreaming of anti-trans bigotry, I’m tempted to cut the NY Times cord completely (I’ve already scaled back from the paper edition to the much cheaper online edition).
Time for a blogger ethics panel!