One Might Think That This Job Is Fundamental

On Thursday, Arthur Brisbane, the New York Times’s Public Editor (reader advocate of sorts) posed a question in his column that caused a firestorm, with strong feelings on both sides. He asked whether journalists should “call out” public figures when they seem to be lying (as opposed to passively reporting their dubious claims). The piece was headlined “Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?”

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/russ-baker/40835/sugarcoating-the-lies-a-new-york-times-sampler

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