NYT: It's OK for a newspaper to say a source is lying


9 Responses to “NYT: It's OK for a newspaper to say a source is lying”

  1. Guest says:

    You mean, they didn’t give equal weight to both “sides” of the story? Those Liberal Fascists!

  2. Lobster says:

    Well, Michael Wilson can say good-bye to his access to the fascinating world of pizza purveyance.  The New York Times will no longer be a useful source of information for the pizza lovers of the world!

  3. hapa says:


  4. lknope says:

    Imagine if Fox had to do this.  Almost 50% of what they said would be “This is false.”

  5. Lobster says:

    This statement is false.

  6. cjporkchop says:

    I don’t think Mr. Mangano meant “Nobody ever heard of Ralph Cuomo” literally. He meant it in the sense that the pizza-eating population had never heard of him. That the FBI knew of Ralph Cuomo’s existence doesn’t make Mr. Mangano’s figurative statement false.

    Yes, it would be nice if fact-checking happened more often. But this isn’t the greatest example of it.

  7. corydodt says:


    Fucking journalism, how does it work.

  8. Jim Saul says:

    Imagine if that became common.  There are a lot of glib, smirking pathological liars making a living as “news analysts” whose too-toothed grins would suddenly become more brittle.

    In fact, I’d like to see it go farther, and hook those fuckers up to lie detectors with electroshock feedback.

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