(BLP) – This New York Times journalist wrote two stories about the same company 24 hours apart, and the latter serves as a total self-own.
These articles were written a day apart, by the same “journalist”.
The New York Times is an embarrassment to journalistic integrity. pic.twitter.com/U34DXPROCN
— Merissa Hansen (@MerissaHansen17) October 5, 2022
The first article from Stuart A. Thompson was titled “How a Tiny Elections Company Became a Conspiracy Theory Target,” and the second – written by the same author – was titled “Election Software Executive Arrested on Suspicion of Theft.”
The NYT even used the same cover photo for both articles.
Eugene Yu, the president of the election software company Konnech, was touted as a victim of election denying conspiracy theorists on Monday. But then he was charged and arrested for suspicion of theft the following day. Imagine that!
The following was the so-called conspiracy according to Thompson:
At an invitation-only conference in August at a secret location southeast of Phoenix, a group of election deniers unspooled a new conspiracy theory about the 2020 presidential outcome.
Using threadbare evidence, or none at all, the group suggested that a small American election software company, Konnech, had secret ties to the Chinese Communist Party and had given the Chinese government backdoor access to personal data about two million poll workers in the United States, according to online accounts from several people at the conference.
In the ensuing weeks, the conspiracy theory grew as it shot around the internet. To believers, the claims showed how China had gained near complete control of America’s elections…
Now here is the NYT report after Yu’s arrest:
[Konnech] has been accused by groups challenging the validity of the 2020 presidential election with storing information about poll workers on servers in China. The company has repeatedly denied keeping data outside the United States, including in recent statements to The New York Times.
Mr. Gascón’s office said its investigators had found data stored in China. Holding the data there would violate Konnech’s contract with the county.
This narrative flip is crazy for two reasons. First, there must have been a massive amount of evidence against Konnech to warrant an investigation from corrupt California Soros DA Gascón.
Secondly, notice how fast the NYT jumped from a weird opinion piece against so-called election deniers in support of Yu’s allegedly tarnished reputation, to a more source-bounded report about his arrest. All because the story was too big so they simply had too.
You know what they say about conspiracy theories nowadays – they are just spoiler alerts. So if you want to know if one is true, all you have to do is just wait a couple of months.
Or in this case, just a couple of hours.