My time on NewsBreak was illuminating, and I feel obligated to describe it to my audience.
At what used to be called New China, Chinatown, I strolled by a world-famous buffet. As a result of a health code violation, the buffet had to close. In 2023, on a Sunday, the date would be March 5.
The NewsBreak article referenced in the previous paragraph was difficult to track down. Having been through something similar and having learned something about the possible motivation behind the health code violation, I felt compelled to write about it.
The article I authored got published, and it’s about a restaurant that was apparently closed for a serious health code violation. The gist of the tale was that a restaurant in New York City’s Chinatown had been trapping stray dogs in the area and serving them to unknowing customers as substitutes for other types of meat.
My reference, which you can find at the source link below, was also featured in an earlier edition of NewsBreak.
Considering NewsBreak disconnected the two stories for being false, it’s highly unlikely that the link will operate. (If the link doesn’t work, just search for “Buffet Chinatown Dog Meat” on Google and you’ll get the idea.) The credibility of my original source has been called into question, and this “report” has been making the rounds on the internet for years.
As I take great satisfaction in the reliability of my sources, I am deeply sorry that the story was published. Since NewsBreak had already confirmed the source, I had no idea it was questionable when I wrote the article.
Really, that’s my main problem. Once upon a time, I, too, bought into a narrative that had been widely circulated as gospel truth.
Learn as much as you can! Please hear my pleadings. This tale got through despite my best efforts to double-check everything before sending it off to be published.
You should check the sources of everything you put into your body. Thousands of people, in this case incorrectly, believed the story once it went viral.