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Old 20th February 2021, 03:43 AM   #2852
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Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
I used to have some respect for Greenwald but unfortunately, he's lost his ability to be objective. One example from that link starts with his castigating the New York Times for citing:

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“two [anonymous] law enforcement officials” to claim that Sicknick died “
First note that Greenwald inserted the [anonymous] word which implies they were unknown to either law enforcement or the Times (or both). There is no justification for that assertion. Worse (for Greenwald and Bubba) the paragraph that contains the citation begins with

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The circumstances surrounding Mr. Sicknick's death were not immediately clear,....
which makes clear that this is preliminary information.

Contrast that with that later in the same article Greenwald cites CNN as follows:

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According to one law enforcement official, medical examiners did not find signs that the officer sustained any blunt force trauma, so investigators believe that early reports that he was fatally struck by a fire extinguisher are not true.
That's not a completely fair citation since the original article does NOT include the italicized emphasis; that is yet another of Greenwald's insertion but this one he does not even acknowledge.

Finally, note his emphasis on the importance of just one unnamed official to make his point while earlier in the same article he castigated the Times for the use of *two* sources. I conclude that Greenwald is not a reliable source for political commentary.

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