Lies, Damned Lies, and ‘Fact Checking’

The liberal media’s latest attempt to control the discourse.

If you’ve ever found yourself engaged in a futile, one-sided argument with a politician on your TV screen, you’re hardly alone in your frustration. However, if you’re inclined to jot down such intemperate outbursts, and have the chutzpah to charge people for your services​—​you might have what it takes to join the ranks of one of journalism’s most popular and elite new breeds.

They call themselves “fact checkers,” and with the ... Full Story »

Posted by Fabrice Florin - via Jay Rosen

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Kristin Gorski
2.4
by Kristin Gorski - Dec. 14, 2011

Seems odd that the writer has trouble with mainstream media following key tenets of journalism, including accurately reporting facts and contextualizing statements made by public figures. If media outlets should not do this, what is their purpose? He seems content with having public figures, particularly conservative ones, say their pieces and let them stand without challenge, even when they are not true and need context in order to understand them better.

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