Saturday, December 31, 2016

Washington Post's Yellow Journalism

Compare these to headlines.

From their email alert:

compared to their headline for the article

Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say

They say different things. The latter is more accurate but still misleading based on their own reporting. They said a laptop at the utility (owned by whom?) that was NOT connected to the grid, had some malware on it, supposedly of the variety associated with Russian hackers. They offer no proof of a Russian operation.

Oh ya, and the story relies on anonymous sources. As does this piece below.

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