Eugene David
...The One-Minute Pundit

Sunday, June 19, 2011

One of the fiercest tools in the news hack's arsenal is the anecdotal report. The hack can take an anecdote or several and create a trend. Whether or not the trend exists is irrelevant. Anecdotal reporting cements the hack as the final arbiter, not to be overruled even by an act of God; as we've said too often before, news hacks are Gods. Some people -- think MORT ZUCK and the clowns at the DAILY MAIL...and also at The Paper of Re-CORD -- are addicted to anecdotal reporting, usually on prurient topics. We take little comfort that news outlets most prone to anecdotal reporting may also be most prone to outright lying.

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