Lies, damn lies & the New York Post

A tabloid badly misrepresents homelessness in Austin.

Lies, damn lies & the New York Post
South Congress on a scorching Saturday night. 

A scribe for the Rupert Murdoch-run tabloid may not have meant to lie when she wrote that 10,000 unhoused people were living in camps around the city, but it became a lie when she refused to correct the error.

Here are the characteristically bombastic headline and lede from the story:

The article by MaryAnn Martinez, who is based in Dallas and is described as the Post's "Texas reporter," was predictably celebrated by local conservatives but drew pushback from a couple reporters with experience covering this issue: