IRS scandal update

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by nwest, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    The OC
    "News organizations, Wickham said, “do too much repeating and not enough reporting. As a result, journalists often use the work of other journalists as the primary source of the news they report. In the case of the IRS story, this problem was compounded by an obsession that a lot news organizations have with proving they are balanced in their coverage of the warring between the political right and left.”

    The lesson journalists can learn is to be much more skeptical of what seems clear-cut, said Lisa Shepard, a media ethics professor at the University of Arkansas. “I’ve learned from studying the fake-news phenomenon in depth that if something taps into your, ‘That’s outrageous’ button, you need to slow down [and] go deeper into exploring that it might not be true,” she said."
  2. mmayes

    mmayes 12 pointer

    Aug 2, 2005
    Near Aintry
    I find everything suspect coming from MSN, but it could very well be all true too


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