Monday, July 13, 2009

Reporter plants racist comments so he can report on racist comments

Gawker has a story up how a journalist has been advocating on his DailyKos diary for liberals to plant racist comments on conservative sites and then call conservatives out on their racist comments.
It gets worse, though. Chris Parry, it appears, has advocated on his Daily Kos blog any number of egregious offenses, among them: posting hate speech on sites like Free Republic and blaming it on conservatives. Parry posted under the name "hollywoodoz" on Daily Kos, where his signature was "Fool me once, I'll punch you in the fucking head." Parry outed himself as hollywoodoz here, where he discloses the company he helped start. In essence: Parry, the journalist, found his story right where he'd been circling it for a very long time, and reported it as news. Sigh.

This is what passes as professional journalism today.

UPDATE: Another shining example of journalistic integrity. Not a good day for liberal journalist.

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