The Stupid Trump-Taiwan Panic and our Media’s Addiction to Hyperbole
Austin Frank

As a lifelong technocrat, it always worried me that “journalists” with virtually no background of any sort could write articles that would appear in major media outlets. Often they got things appallingly wrong, like confusing an aerodynamic stall with an engine stall when writing about an aircraft accident.

I had always wondered if such ignorance was a problem anywhere else. I had a nagging suspicion that it was. This article confirms my fears. Yes, mainstream “journalists” are writing hyperbole and calling it “journalism.”

I call it something much worse: telling lies for money.

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