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Political Pinocchios, Fact Checking, and Journalist Responsibility

by Matthew L. Schafer No one ever said that telling the truth was easy.  As The Times’ Public Editor Arthur Brisbane recently discovered, having conversations about how to deal with the truth is even more difficult.  Brisbane, who with all … Continue reading

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Two Years Later: The Media Response to Death Panels and Why It’s Still Important

by Matthew L. Schafer and Regina G. Lawrence (This article is based on an academic study by Kevin P. Reilly Sr. Chair of the Manship School, Dr. Regina G. Lawrence and Matthew L. Schafer, JD/DCL/MMC Candidate) It’s been almost two … Continue reading

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Fact Checking by Newspaper is a “New Low” Politician Says

by Matthew L. Schafer Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize winning fact checking website, is extending its war against misinformation as it expands to state newspapers across the country.  This has both pundits and politicians sweating under its scrutiny in fear of … Continue reading

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