by Jonathan Bredemeyer
Last week's election episode was fact-heavy, so this show will be a bit lighter. I'm skipping the rules this time, so if you're curious as to what this series of articles covers, take a time-warp.
Getting to it...
- Don Quixote is written in Spanish.
- Yep... originally.
- Background checks for gun sales jumped 42% in the month Obama was elected as compared to the year before.
- Close enough...
- The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gives President Obama an F.
- While there doesn't seem to be any digital record from the actual Brady Campaign to prove it, there are plenty of stories about the rating.
- The rumor that President Obama's trip to India will cost $200 million dollars a day was blatantly false.
- Of course.
- NPR misreported Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords' death in the shooting at a public event.
- I think most remember this one because it wasn't that long ago and was a major mistake. There are many articles covering the fiasco, but the penance was far too light. To say 'NPR handled the mistake well' is ludicrous, as they are the offender. Death has lost respect in today's instant-news ecosystem and NPR should have been held far more accountable than it was. If reporters can be fired over a tweet of a wrongful death, then news agencies should receive punishment relative to the same.