Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, never known for his sense of humor, got off a good one this morning when he described Reinette Senum as a “citizen journalist” before running her “report” on last night’s forum on fake news featuring Snopes and NC Scooper.
Senum has a legitimate gripe against NC Scooper because it ran a story last year that exaggerated Senum’s criticism of police in general and the Dallas Police Department in particular. But she is not a dispassionate observer, the minimum qualification required of a real reporter.
“I attempted to sit through (the presentation),” she reported to the ex-big time journalist. “Walked out. What a joke.” Senum decided the program was nothing more than an attempt to “…legitimize NC Scooper with Snopes ‘blessing’ of NOT being fake, but ‘satirical.'”
I wonder what Snopes thinks of the conspiracy theories Senum likes to promote on her Facebook page and blog? LOL, as they say.