There's something very wrong with our press

A CNN report recently made this ridiculous anti-scientific and absurd claim: “It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”

This is a fringe opinion, not hard-news reporting. It has no basis in reality. Yet, the CNN reporter who produced it merely states something that is verifiably false, presents it as fact, and leaves it at that.

Elsewhere, National Public Radio claimed this week, in a since-amended article, the Hunter Biden laptop story has been “discredited” by the U.S. intelligence community and independent media investigations.

This also has no basis in reality. The intelligence community never issued a statement to that effect, nor has any newsroom conclusively “discredited” the story. Later, NPR had to issue a correction to that effect.