CTUP co-founder Steve Moore penned a piece in today’s Wall Street Journal about a fact-free and possibly defamatory hit piece against him published in Rolling Stone. The magazine implied that Moore is a “deadbeat” because he had not paid his federal income taxes owed in 2014. It was blatantly false and even when the Rolling Stone editors were caught red-handed in their lie – see the refund check from the IRS showing Moore’s OVER-payment of taxes for that year – they refused to retract the false story.
The media whines about why a record few Americans trust anything they say. This is a useful case study of why the media commands so little respect: they don’t let the truth interfere with a good story.