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I’m looking for reader input on whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge “facts” that are asserted by newsmakers they write about.
This message was typical of mail from some readers who, fed up with the distortions and evasions that are common in public life, look to The Times to set the record straight. They worry less about reporters imposing their judgment on what is false and what is true.
Is that the prevailing view? And if so, how can The Times do this in a way that is objective and fair?
"Is the 'distortion' of facts by the mainstream media outlets due to journalistic laziness (see: incompetence) or are they following orders from their true bosses?"
Originally posted by TrueSuperman
reply to post by Billmeister
I don't think you can claim every person in the industry is complicit.
Kwakakev, as I often do, I find myself agreeing with your assessment... except for the insured pandemonium part.
Originally posted by kwakakev
Last time I asked a similar questions, things went rather quite on the thread.