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New Yorker a once proud magazine with fact checkers. Now under new management, with snowflake 2.0 and no fact checking.

The New Yorker was once a renowned for their fact checking and quality. Then David Remnick took over as Editor and they became the cheap partisan low-quality mock-worthy rag that they are today. This details just a small portion of that.


Here are a few examples of their mistakes: New Yorker : 6 items

Ozone Man - Remnick went into a bit of an orgasmic tizzy when he reviewed Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" and wrote: "[Gore] insists that we focus on what likely will be an uninhabitable planet if we fail to pay attention to the folly we are committing". Remnick fawns over what quickly became debunked bullshit (and never retracted or apologized), and rails against Bush and the right for not believing in economy destroying histrionics and Junk Science.

2018.08 McCain memoriam - After smearing McCain during the 2008 election as mentally unfit, temper ridden, wife abuser, sexist, and so on, because he and Trump didn't get along, the media suddenly love McCain and spin everything as Trump slighting this wonderful war hero. McCain was a bitter little man that made sure the President or his running mate weren't invited, multiple people littered the funeral with petty barbs against Trump, and this is all Trump's fault.

New Yorker attacks AG Barr -
The Democrats (and their medias) attack on Barr demonstrates (a) revenge for exposing the Russian Hoax (b) fear that his is about to expose Obama and the deep state operatives in the Press and on the left. So they are in panic mode and attacking the source, because they have nothing else. It's anti-American, anti-Justice and chickenshit -- but if you're scared of the truth getting out, then the only thing you have left is to attack the person telling the truth. And nothing scares the left like an Attorney General willing to do his job and speak truth to power.

New Yorker messes up Jeffrey Toobin correction -
New Yorker first radically misrepresents the issue at stake in the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby case. When publicly corrected, they make a correction, and then misspells and mis-names the Solicitor General of the U.S. And they quoted Toobin's mischaracterization of what the religious freedom law was.

New Yorker on Soleimani -
The New Yorker accidentally did Journalism and reported on who Soleimani was, and why he was an important military target. Of course that was back in 2013, long before Trump did what Obama wouldn't, and took him off the board. And I'm sure they regret penning it, as now the leftist narrative is that Soleimani was a saint, and Trump was evil for killing a killer and terrorist thought leader. How do I know? Because if they were proud of the story, they would have revisited it and bragged about it. Instead they are silent and slinking in the shadows.

Trump's sexual assaults - List of women who claimed that Trump sexually assaulted them: E. Jean Carroll, Jessica Leeds, Kristin Anderson, Jill Harth, Cathy Heller, Temple Taggart McDowell, Karena Virginia, Melinda McGillivray, Rachel Crooks, Natasha Stoynoff, Jessica Drake, Ninni Laaksonen, Summer Zervos, Juliet Huddy, Alva Johnson, and Cassandra Searle. Most of them are not credible, and the media that reported them were reporting on FakeNews to try to swing an election (as proven how differently they write about Democrats sexual assault accusations, or how many stories they suppressed despite more evidence).

Fact Checking the New Yorker

Powerline / 2012... John Hinderaker on some errors in the Koch article. [There were more in this piece by Mayer on the Kochs. The piece totally misquoted Veronique de Rugy, which was the first thing I spotted, so I wrote her, and have her email saying yes, they lied. So I wrote the New Yorker and cc:ed Sy Hersh and now the de Rugy reference is gone from the New Yorker piece. --DD ]

Writer quits New Yorker over fabricated Dylan quotes

Globe and Mail / 2012... Jonah Lehrer makes up Bob Dylan quotes. [This was on the website, not the printed version.]

Leftist claims New Yorker dismally wrong about Chavez

... “I imagine that Remnick’s reference to “one of the magazine’s best fact checkers” is accurate if you read it in terms of . . . “one of the healthiest entrees from Macdonald’s”.

Not Here At The New Yorker

Brills Content / 1999... fake employees at the New Yorker: on a fictional character named "Owen Ketherry" that used to answer reader's letters. “Asked if he thought it appropriate that The New Yorker lies whenever it sends a written response to readers, editor David Remnick says, "I don't think it's a lie; it's an institutional rubric." Calling the Owen Ketherry tradition "harmless," he continues, "the key thing here is that letters are answered institutionally.””

A Bridge to Nowhere

A review of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, by David Remnick (Knopf, 672 pp., $29.95)... “Remnick is constitutionally unable to come to grips with Obama’s parochialism, since he shares its assumptions. There is, however, an interesting book to be written about Obama, using a bridge as a metaphor. It would describe Obama as the bridge between the liberal paternalism of Hyde Park, the University of Chicago neighborhood where he lived, and the Third World–like poverty of the black neighborhoods that surround it. It would be the story of how Black Power, which supposedly rejected liberal paternalism, came to live comfortably with it even as neighborhoods like the South Side of Chicago were left to suffer from its illusions.”

Black Like Me

A review of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama... “At root, though, Remnick is without a drop of cynicism as to why Obama, as both a youth and a middle-aged man, might consider a confident blackness of a politicized kind to be something worthy of aspiring to. The struggle for racial equality appears in these pages as a moral lodestar, the only real litmus test of contemporary political morality. Mastering the history and rhetoric of civil rights, reading the rest of American history through it, rendering one's personality acceptable to those who speak in its name—to Remnick, all of this is so self-evidently admirable as to need no explanation.

Artful Shape Shifting

David Remnick believes in Barack Obama... “Remnick’s anxiety (and not necessarily Obama’s) reflects a growing anxiety among liberals that the civil rights movement in which they’d invested so much energy and emotional capital has stalled short of the promised land, with the black leaders who attempted to cross that bridge in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, celebrated by Obama and giving this book its title, having been succeeded in large part by hucksters, hustlers, and con men.”

Goodbye to 'The New Yorker'

Under the editorship of David Remnick, politics has come to the fore of the magazine.


📚 References
Much of this material came from a friend: Dave Dix