. . . And False Equivalency
“I think the electorate would be better served if we spent less time focused on the ‘he said-she said’ back-and-forth of our politics. Because while fairness is the hallmark of good journalism, false equivalency all too often these days can be a fatal flaw. If I say that the world is round, and someone else says it’s flat, that’s worth reporting. But you might also want to report on a bunch of scientific evidence that seems to support the notion that the world is round.”
—Barack Obama, addressing annual gathering of Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, “Obama rails against vulgar politics in speech at Syracuse University event,” March 2016
• Editorial Comment: "Evidence"? We don’t need no stinkin' evidence.
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