Stankeye wrote: ↑
While I appreciate the input, this just opens another can of worms with another group telling me what I should believe. I was more interested in a direct rebuttal to the evidence that mediafactcheck used than another random input about why I should hate them. I mentioned what I found lacking in their evidence and was wondering if anyone else has looked at that information or have checked them on something else.
I will say that WND on mediafactcheck was listed as even worse then Quillette but I'm not sure that is significant. Looking directly at WND on the other hand, I can see their bias. :O
Quillette publishes around 10 articles per week on a wide variety of topics. To assess the entire undertaking based on a couple of articles without also providing evidence that the articles discussed are in some way representative - and there's no attempt to do that - tells you most of what you need to know about the rigor of the assessment.
But let's take a look at the recent crop of articles, because we can. Right now there's:
"The Return of the ‘Witch Hunt’ Analogy" - An article about the history of the term "Witch Hunt", which includes example of usage both on the right and left. The main point seems to be that Americans have a peculiar propensity for moral outrage.
"Tyranny’s Mouthpiece" - An article condemning American Journalists Max Blumenthal and Rania Khalek for their support of the Assad regime, which the author calls a "savage dictatorship".
"It’s Time for ‘LGB’ and ‘T’ to Go Their Separate Ways" - Title says it all.
"Mediocrity for All!" - An article about social-emotional learning, or SEL - the latest fad in education reform. It's not complimentary.The main conclusion is, "The better approach would be to invest meaningfully in the lousy schools that leave minority children so ill-prepared to compete."
"What Comes After Capitalism?" - A review of the book "Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World", where the author concludes that it would have been good except for all the Marxist nonsense.
"Experiments in Nurturing Classroom Curiosity" - The author taught a "socially engaged art class" and writes about the experience, mostly positively. However, they plan to use insights from "How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide" if they do it again, so obviously she's a shitlord.
"Are Canadians Becoming More Racist? This Week’s Election Proved the Opposite" - I can't even.
"Higher Education’s Medievalist Moral Panic" - trouble at the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists meeting. No shit.
"The New York Post Whitewashes the Plight of Egypt’s Copts" - Again, tItle says it all.
"Rich Like Me: How Assortative Mating Is Driving Income Inequality" - This is taken from the book "Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World" that was reviewed above. It confirms what the review says.
If you think you can tease a right wing narrative out of that, be my guest.
There's absolutely no doubt that Quillette has published some crap. This is inevitable given their limited resources and publication rate.