Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Shocking News! McArdle's Conflict Of----oh i can't even anymore

Holy shit.

Megan McArdle was a speaker at the Institute for Justice, for which she almost certainly was paid, and didn't disclose that little fact when she quoted the Institute for Justice. She's mentioned them several times (especially in regard to Uber) and told everyone they were a "public-interest law firm advocating libertarian causes,"  but she didn't tell her readers that they had employed her.

Is Uber paying her as well? Who knows? Maybe they just depend on IJ to do it for them.

I know, I know. Nobody cares, not her employers, her readers, or the fellow journalists whose reputations she's helping to throw in the crapper. She'll remain employed as long as someone needs a lying propagandist.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

At this point, McArdle probably can get away with "they all do it."

Certainly the neoliberals and neocons at Fred Hiatt's House of Propaganda have been.

Susan of Texas said...

I think I have officially become moot. What is the purpose of pointing out the shills and liars when shilling and lying are standard operating procedures?

Oh look, there's a chair.
Oh look, there's a lie that will harm thousands of people.

Same thing.