Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Does The Canadian CorpMedia Have A Tolerance For...

....Recycling And Fabrication?

The Media Culpist thinks that might be the case.

Here's his (or her) lede:

Weeks after it was revealed that he had used recycled material, The New Yorker’s Jonah Lehrer has resigned after admitting that he also fabricated quotes from Bob Dylan.

The attention given to Lehrer’s recycling was interesting, given that the practice seems common enough for former MacLean’s writer Mark Steyn.  (See herehereand here).

As for Lehrer’s invented Dylan quotes, Steyn has yet to explain thediscrepancy between a quote that appeared in the Toronto Star and his own version. 

Is it possible that there’s more tolerance for these things in Canadian, versus American journalism?  Perhaps that’s what Margaret Wente’s invented Occupy protester "John", and other examples hereherehere,hereherehereherehere and here would  indicate...

And then, after that The Culpist takes down Mark Steyn's stuff, hard.

Empirical data that strongly support a nascent, and potentially important, hypothesis is a beautiful thing.


You know, now that I've done it a few times, I have to admit, regardless the 'truth' about tolerance, I sure enjoyed hitting all those 'heres' linking back to the egregiosity that is Dame Wente finest.... 


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