Fact-checking & asking the tough questions
Here’s the The Atlantic article that contains the video I showed in class of a Fox 19 (Cincinnati) reporter asking President Obama a tough question and then putting his answers in context for the viewers. Objective or partisan? Right or wrong?
The debate about fact-checking has reached new heights (lows?) this electoral season. Check out a piece alleging that Associated Press’ has problems defining what a “fact” is, a piece on why journalists generally avoid using the word “liar,” a piece on the difficulties of calling bullshit when covering campaigns, a piece on bad/problematic fact-checking, Jay Rosen’s excellent take on the whole fact-checking phenomenon, and an explanation of why fact-checking is catching on this season. Enjoy!