The right-leaning side of the internet was shook up yesterday after Poynter, a reputable “journalism nonprofit organization,” released a list of news sources they determined to be “unreliable.”
Many of the news sources on the blacklist were conservative websites.
“Soon after we published, we received complaints from those on the list and readers who objected to the inclusion of certain sites, and the exclusion of others. We began an audit to test the accuracy and veracity of the list, and while we feel that many of the sites did have a track record of publishing unreliable information, our review found weaknesses in the methodology,” Poynter’s managing editor Barbara Allen said in a statement on their website. “We detected inconsistencies between the findings of the original databases that were the sources for the list and our own rendering of the final report.”
Busted: George Soros is the man behind a "journalism institute" that is blacklisting conservative media organizations. Typical radical left dishonesty. Fake media rides again! https://t.co/InlIgvwEpS
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) May 2, 2019
Some of the sites not included on the blacklist are the following outlets:
- 3 CNN Journalists Resign After Retracted Story on Trump Ally
- Fortune reported C-SPAN was hacked by the Russians
- Washington Post reports Vermont power grid hacked by Russians
- The Guardian reported that Paul Manafort secretly visited Julian Assange three times
- Buzzfeed reported that Michael Cohen testified Trump directed him to lie (Mueller had to come out to smack this one down.)
- CNN reported Don Jr. was colluding with Wikileaks
- ABC Suspends Brian Ross after he reported Trump directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. Ross’s reporting tanked the stock market.
- NBC reported the word “donations” appeared in Paul Manafort notes on the Trump Tower meeting
This is just a small selection of botched stories we’ve seen floated over the last three years but none of these outlets made the blacklist. I wonder why.
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