Today’s New York Times, folks:
— Cliff Levy (@cliffordlevy) November 11, 2020
Do they even care a tiny bit that this banner headline isn’t true?
This headline…isn't true.
It should read "Almost no fraud". Or "No significant amount of fraud".
Saying none is always a lie. Every major election has some baseline level of fraud. Its just that it doesn't matter enough to change the will of the electorate. pic.twitter.com/VzDYFkYGAm
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) November 11, 2020
“It’s so obviously false that it only highlights the total dishonesty and corruption of the person or institution making the absurd claim”:
That headline is up there with Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong-Un claiming 100% of the people voted for them. It’s so obviously false that it only highlights the total dishonesty and corruption of the person or institution making the absurd claim. https://t.co/AqmwC0dzW2
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 11, 2020
Their tweet for the article also makes this error:
Election officials in dozens of states from both parties told The New York Times that there was no evidence of voting fraud, amounting to a forceful rebuke of President Trump’s false narrative.https://t.co/p2QXKXRlDe
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 11, 2020
This would’ve been so easy to fix, too, and they’d still make their point:
Beyond-all-doubt headlines like this are dicey. It’s probably impossible to have zero voter fraud when 150m+ vote.
Voter fraud happens just like any other crime
Now is there evidence of widespread voter fraud that swung the election? No. https://t.co/GRT64JmBYx
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) November 11, 2020
NYT’s headline would be accurate if it matched the subhed:
“No Evidence of Rampant Voter Fraud That Affected Outcome”
— Aron Goldman (@ArgoJournal) November 11, 2020
But, instead, the NYT went with this BS and it’s just feeding the machine for another day:
Surely they realize that to the skeptical this reads as “Foxes Everywhere Find Henhouses Secure,” right? https://t.co/u2xib4rAX6
— Brandon McGinley (@brandonmcg) November 11, 2020
And for the chef’s kiss, Brian Stelter sees no issue with the headline:
?? and necessary reporting, but will any Trump voters believe it? This is one of those moments when the damage done by Trump's "fake news" campaign is crystal clear https://t.co/Jq4nXsw5zr
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 11, 2020