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Zombie Lie Laboratory Creates 62 Percent Tax Rate Plan

cjr.org — Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal editorial board hacks out an instant classic on how to mislead people with numbers. The question-as-headline is your second red flag that this just might be a deeply disingenuous op-ed (the first is that it's on The Wall Street Journal op-ed page): A 62% Top Tax Rate?

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cjr.org — PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS - "I won't be running anything else from Stephen Moore." So says Miriam Pepper, editorial page editor of the Kansas City Star- and not just because she's retiring this week. Pepper's no-Moore stance comes after her paper discovered substantial factual errors in a recent guest op-ed by Moore, the chief economist at the conservative Heritage Foundation.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @Ny1david: Stephen Moore proves P.Krugman right when he included Moore among "charlatans and cranks" w/influence in DC cjr.org/united_states_… via @cjr

Aug 01, 2014

Clear as mud. Why one editor won't run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation's top economist : CJR bit.ly/1u7OtN0

Aug 01, 2014

"Lesson learned. There will be no future Heritage pieces published that don’t get thorough factchecking.” cjr.org/united_states_… Chuckling.

Aug 01, 2014

RT @deron_lee: Why the @KCStar editorial board ran a Heritage Foundation guest op-ed—and why they came to regret it. cjr.org/united_states_… @USProjectCJR

Jul 31, 2014

RT @deron_lee: Why one editor won't be running any more op-eds from Heritage Foundation's Moore. cjr.org/united_states_… Our latest @USProjectCJR

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With launch of i100, viral sites continue to spread

cjr.org — i100 looks very familiar. The new website from UK newspaper The Independent has "curiosity gap" headlines ("The most uplifting body image message you will see today"), clicky YouTube videos ("The spectator who popped a wheelie alongside Tour de France winners") and listicles ("The 9 best worst things you can buy from the Ukip gift shop").
Aug 01, 2014

RT @sporter63: Viral news vs. serious news. The struggle to find the right balance continues. Good article by @CJR cjr.org/behind_the_new…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @CJR: Sites that kicked off the viral trend are moving in the opposite direction & are trying to be more serious buff.ly/1n6WUSQ

Jul 31, 2014

“curiosity gap” headlines, clicky YouTube videos, listicles & 48 great new ways to turn news into clickbait! cjr.org/behind_the_new…

Jul 31, 2014

CJR With launch of i100, viral sites continue to spread cjr.org/behind_the_new… via @cjr

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