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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Do entertainment "journalists" even TRY to get things right?

Are there no fact-checkers? do they have no access to the interwebs?

In an article explaining why Disney needs to be so wary of the whiff of racism, we are infor---, misinformed, that "All the animals in 'The Jungle Book' from 1967 speak in proper British accents except for the jive-talking monkeys who desperately want to become 'real people.'”

Jungle Book?
Sterling Holloway?
Or the lead, Phil Harris?

This kind of easily verifiable, or rather contradictable, "fact" regarding something I already know about used as evidence of a thesis makes me mistrustful of everything else the guy says.

Careless, and therefore likely wrong.

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