The "Failing New York Times" just can't help itself. Over the weekend, the paper's pathological lying problem got the best of it again, and what should have been a straightforward, objective description turned into more fake news.
In a since-deleted tweet, the Paper of Record made a claim that anyone who watched the fight or saw the images of the 10th round TKO knew was simply untrue. But since the internet is forever, the deleted false description remains:
Caught red-handed, the Times acknowledged the error in a correction tweet:
I guess when you get accustomed to churning out articles filled with false assumptions, deceptive insinuations, smears and outright lies, it's hard to force yourself to conform to reality. Good news for the Times: Sarah Palin and her legal team are doing their part to try to help the paper break the cycle of addiction to deception.
A few responses to the Times' fake news tweet from people I'm guessing did not vote for the same candidate the paper's editorial staff did:
As for the fight, it turned out to be much more competitive than most anticipated it would be. While Floyd Mayweather Jr. was clearly the only real professional boxer in the ring, McGregor held his own in the early rounds and lasted far longer than anticipated. Referee Robert Byrd called the fight in the 10th round when it was clear McGregor was completely out of gas. Mayweather says it was his last fight, going out with a perfect 50-0 record (though some, like Rocky Marciano Jr., argue the McGregor fight shouldn't really count). Regardless of how official or unofficial the fight should be, the payoff was huge for both, with Mayweather expecting to take in around $300 million and McGregor $100 million.