Differiing views: one constructed

The reports of the response to the release of the new Palin Documentary provide yet another lesson in how to construct news. John provides a comparison and contrast at Powerline. Yahoo News says it was a “big opening” while The Atlantic says it was an “empty theater.” In order to get that empty theater, the reporter had to attend an unadvertised 12:45 a.m. preview screening.

It is one thing when small sample bias is unselected. It is another when you go out of your way to make your sample say what you want it to. We are in an era where the latter effort is considered news.

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