It all started a couple days ago when author Brad Thor let the MSM have it over coverage of the Jussie Smollett story that continues to unravel:

A New York Times writer didn’t appreciate the swipe at much of the mainstream media’s coverage of the story from the start:

“Reporting stuff accurately”? Rafer Weigel, a reporter for Fox 32 in Chicago who has been a reliable source on the evolving story from day one, weighed in this way:

The refusal by some in the media to admit their mistakes out of the gate with some of these kinds of stories goes a long way toward explaining why they happen over and over again, which means they’re not really “mistakes.”

Yep, that kind of thing is exactly what people are talking about when they criticize many in the media.

Sadly that’s the case in this situation (and others).

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Related:

‘Ouch’! Brian Stelter tries to pin Smollett story ‘rush to judgment’ on ‘celebrity press, activists & Twitter,’ trips HARD over CNN

‘You’re the journalist’! Brian Stelter’s excuse for his role in Jussie Smollett cluster is total ‘bull’