Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Matter of Fact


Fact-based journalism is a ridiculous, tautological phrase. It’s like talking about oxygen-based human life. There is no other kind. Facts are journalism’s foundation; the pursuit of them, without fear or favor, is its main objective.” 

—Roger Cohen, columnist, “Am I Imagining This?” The New York Times, Feb. 10, 2017.

Editorial Comment: Or water-based fish.

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