June 30, 2015
Hey, remember that ‘study’, ‘White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S.’…?
Not only is the GlobalPost story false, but the author, a leftist restaurateur named Peter Gelling, has himself been ensnared in a controversy involving antiblack racism (more on that later). GlobalPost is a “content partner” of NBC’s, and it occupies that unique space in the blogosphere between hoax news sites like Daily Currant and clickbait sites like Upworthy. Sites like these—I’ll call them “click-fake” sites—take genuine stories and exaggerate them just enough to up the chances of getting hits and shares.