Fact-challenged blogger Ezra Klein promises new way of delivering news

Ezra Klein, for those who don’t know, is a liberal blogger and so-called fact-checker who has a nasty habit of getting his facts wrong. Today, Klein announced he will be publishing a new site owned by Vox Media where he promises to provide readers with contextual information about the news. He made the announcement in a post at The Verge entitled “Vox is our next”:

Early last year, Melissa Bell, Matt Yglesias and I began wrestling with a question that had bugged all of us for a long time: why hadn’t the Internet made the news better at delivering crucial context alongside new information?

This year, we’re founding a new publication at Vox Media in order to do something about it.

Unfortunately, some of The Verge’s readers have no idea who Klein is or what he is talking about:

I’m not exactly sure what this article is about honestly & I feel alone in this sentiment. Can someone elaborate please.

I agree. I’ve read it twice, and I can’t seem to see any actual information about what this announcement means.

Off to a bad start, because I had the exact same question. Ironically this post is missing the necessary context.

Some people, on the other hand, understand all too well:

Klein will be joined at his new venture by Matthew Yglesias whose ridiculous “analysis” has become a running joke here at Twitchy.

A commenter at The Verge sums it up well:

[Klein’s new venture is] about the fact that two of the dimmest bulbs in modern ‘journalism’ are teaming up with the parent company of this blog to create another Huffington Post.

Truly groundbreaking stuff.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/26/fact-challenged-liberal-blogger-ezra-klein-promises-new-way-of-delivering-news/

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