This is an oldie from 2018 – but after Time’s fictional story about asthma inhalers choking the planet last week, it’s time to revisit Newsweek’s mega bloopers. Where aircraft travel at twice the speed of light(!) and nearly every fact about the person Austin, Texas is named after is not merely wrong, but impossibly wrong! Almost every fact was incorrect 🙂
Newsweek is a fictional story service that pretends to report on the news – their journalistic and business failures are self inflicted, says Salon.
Yet they wonder why people call them “fake news” when their reporters and editors act like bumbling fools with the talent of middle school writers.
The way to respond to accusations of fictional news reporting is to double down on accuracy, objectivity and remaining calm. Unfortunately, the news industry continues to harm itself through self destructive behavior typical of middle school drama. This behavior is bewildering. They make stupid mistakes like this every day.