Vox is a joke.
The media is a joke.
Life is a joke.
Everything is a joke.
To prove the point… we have a Vox writer who chose to write a lazy trend driven article that ~ casts aspersions ~ against a random twitter user for his baseball prediction…
How incredible was it that the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, baseball’s two most hard-luck franchises, would meet in the same World Series? Throughout the postseason, as the fates of the two teams converged, a certain prognostication from two years ago kept reappearing on Twitter:
2016 World Series.
Cubs vs Indians
And then the world will end with the score tied in game seven in extra innings #apocalypse
— GIO (@RaysFanGio) November 4, 2014
What was a funny curiosity became a sensation the deeper the World Series went. As Game 7 arrived, and as the Indians rallied to tie the game in eighth, sending it to extra innings, and as torrential rain threatened to extend the decisive game indefinitely, @RaysFanGio and his prophecy became the objects of a healthy amount of coverage, a crazy little near-miracle—minus the Four Horsemen part—against the background of the big miracle of a Chicago Cubs championship.
The news-explainer site Vox, however, saw something sinister in the fun. Writer Aja Romano responded to @RaysFanGio with a post under the headline “That viral 2014 Cubs World Series tweet seems too good to be true. That’s because it is.”
On inspection, Vox’s claim that @RaysFanGio’s work was “an example of a classic confidence scam” contains no evidence that any such scamming took place.Read the whole thing here: http://deadspin.com/vox-scams-readers-into-thinking-prescient-world-series-1788554988
If you read the whole article you will come to find out that the Vox article really was nothing more than a person claiming “conspiracy!!!” without any kind of proof.
Which is sad. Sad!
Our new, vastly expanding, world of online content is really throwing up a lot of bad apples for rapid consumption by ~ the masses ~.
At least it’s a double-edged sword… at least we now can figure out the sheer level of contempt ‘journalists’ and writers have for ~ the masses ~
Why ever fact check? Ethics, what are those?? I would never claim to be unbiased while secretly leaking information to my favorite politicians!?!
It’s amazing we put up with their bullsquirt honestly.