Earlier today, Vox.com, which purportedly exists to boil down the facts into easy to digest explanations, published a post titled “What are Israel and Palestine? Why are they fighting?”
A Washington Free Beacon fact check of just the first of over two dozen pages found the Vox piece riddled with errors:
Four Pinocchios for Vox ‘Explainer’ on ‘Everything You Need to Know About Israel-Palestine’ http://t.co/BKJlEq5mSY
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 23, 2014
“A Free Beacon fact check of page 1 out of 23, because nobody’s going to read 23 pages of this crap anyway” http://t.co/kxOKS8G51p
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 23, 2014
That Free Beacon Israel/Palestinian thing on Vox is so damn funny.
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) April 23, 2014
It wasn’t funny to everybody. The author of the “Voxsplanation,” Zack Beauchamp, pointed out that the Free Beacon’s fact check didn’t … name a specific author:
My favorite takedowns of me are the ones so ridiculous that they won't even print the author's name http://t.co/IPQXhbQ6Zx
— Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp) April 23, 2014
Not exactly a sweeping defense of his “facts” in the Israel-Palestine piece at Vox.
Translation: I have no rebuttal; you pwned me as hard as I've ever been pwned. https://t.co/EiNu6H4REn
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) April 23, 2014
Motherfucker, you just got pantsed and your reaction is “why didn’t they put a name on it?” @zackbeauchamp
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 24, 2014
— BFilbert (@since1629) April 24, 2014
— Myiq2xu™ (@realmyiq2xu2) April 24, 2014
— marilyn maupin (@marilynmaupin) April 24, 2014
— Shulze (@BwellGroup) April 24, 2014
.@zackbeauchamp Oh, you wrote that steaming pile that got annihilated? LOL
— Dr. Jason B. Whitman (@JasonBWhitman) April 23, 2014
— RINO Pundit (@RINOPundit) April 23, 2014
@zackbeauchamp You can't take credit for pointing out how wrong you were. Everyone knew how wrong you were. How's Wikipedia 2.0 going?
— The Unbiased Lie (@UnbiasedLie) April 24, 2014
@zackbeauchamp You should take a bow, Zack. Your piece is not the worst I have read on the subject. Very close, but not the worst.
— spongeworthy (@spongeworthy2) April 24, 2014
A possible reason the Free Beacon’s shredding of the Vox piece on Israel-Palestine listed “staff” instead of an individual author was offered:
@zackbeauchamp Or it took several people just to wade through all the inaccuracies.
— marilyn maupin (@marilynmaupin) April 23, 2014