In response, we saw all manner of ridiculousness, including many blue checkmark “journalists” justifying what happened and insinuating (or outright saying) that Ngo deserved to be beaten.
One outlet that reported on what happened was fact-checking site Snopes. Once a reliable source, they’ve decided that being woke is more important than being accurate. See this headline for an example.
Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo), who describes himself as an editor at the conservative website @Quillette and says he is “hated by antifa,” said he was attacked by anti-fascist protesters and had to be taken to the hospital to treat injuries to his face and head. https://t.co/AEj0YhDo0y
— snopes.com (@snopes) June 30, 2019
There’s so much wrong here.
One, Quillette is not a “conservative site.” It’s a center-left site. The fact that Ngo finds Antifa objectionable and worthy of coverage does not make him a right-winger. Ngo is an editor at the site. It’s not an arbitrary description he gave himself.
Who fact checks the fact-checker? It’s not a conservative site, but because someone your editors dislike writes for them they must be conservative! FFS. https://t.co/hEHEFOlnBj
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 30, 2019
Secondly, Ngo did not “say” he was attacked. He was attacked. That’s not in dispute. When that tweet went up, there were already multiple videos in circulation showing the assault.
You’d think a fact-checking website could affirm such basic details when reporting on the story. Instead, they framed the entire ordeal as in question because it involved the beating of someone they view as being on the right.
Recently, it came out that Snopes is dealing with financial trouble and is locked in a contentious legal battle. That’s probably for the best.
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