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September 24, 2020

Watch a Lie About Amy Coney Barrett Migrate from Leftwing Clickbait to a Reuters Story In Just Six Hours

First, the unprofessional clickbait mill carrying the zombie brand name "Newsweek" published a claim that Amy Coney Barrett's religious group inspired the cult in Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale."

Then a later correction admitted the story got it wrong -- Atwood had mentioned a different religious group:

Correction: This article's headline originally stated that People of Praise inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale'. The book's author, Margaret Atwood, has never specifically mentioned the group as being the inspiration for her work. A New Yorker profile of the author from 2017 mentions a newspaper clipping as part of her research for the book of a different charismatic Catholic group, People of Hope. Newsweek regrets the error.

So they got the religious group wrong. You'd think that would be the end of things.

(You'd also think it would be the end of things that Margaret Atwood based The Handmaid's Tale on the loss of women's rights in the radicalized theocracy of Iran. But I guess the author of this piece, Khaleda Rahman, didn't want to get into the Islamic inspiration for the book.)

But the story was left online.

And now Reuters decides that an erroneous, corrected story on a garbage-tier clickbait mill is all that their journalistic standards require to publish the story themselves.

Some have likened People of Praise, a self-described charismatic Christian community, to the totalitarian, male-dominated society of Margaret Atwood’s novel "The Handmaid's Tale."

Who's doing this "likening"?

Why are you deliberately avoiding citing the garbage-tier clickbait mill story from Newsweek?

Is it because of that huge correction, admitting they confused the People of Hope with the People of Praise?



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