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“Austere religious scholar”

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    It got changed but...what the hell was some 27 year old at the Washington Post thinking?

     
  2. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Is this "fake news" or did this really occur at the Post? First headline writer must be fired if true. "Religious scholar?" my gosh.
    This kind of begs a political question on a sports board. Is there something to the charges of "fake news" nowadays? Is "fake news" something that actually is happening in journalism?
     
  3. Kolchak

    Kolchak Member

    It was real. They're on their third headline now, which calls him an "extremist leader of Islamic State."
     
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    What if he's all these things?

    That headline is a terrible error in judgment.

    But that's all it is.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2019
  5. Dog8Cats

    Dog8Cats Active Member

    It doesn't beg any question. You're not using that phrase correctly. It prompts or begets the question. It does NOT beg the question. Begging the question is using circular reasoning.

    Cross post to new thread ... Things that really, REALLY irk you
     
    justgladtobehere, Fredrick and Azrael like this.
  6. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Congrats asshole 27-year-Old headline writer you just gave Ben Shapiro 4 months of podcast material
     
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The equivalent Trump obit will read: Noted Internet philosopher and fashionista.
     
  8. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    It’s an error in judgment - a fireable offense - if it was some jackass making a joke.

    If it was a serious headline, it’s an error in thought, and perhaps Post culture.
     
  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Now do Fox News every single day.
     
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The parodies of this on Twitter have been great. My favorite was from some guy named Walter Russell Mead (I guess he's some conservative pundit): "Genghis Khan, accomplished horseman and indefatiguable traveler, breathes his last."
     
  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    As it relates to which political figure? Trump? Someone else?
     
  12. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Every day on Fox includes willful ignorance of Trump's crimes. It casts him as the victim rather than the perp.
     
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