Thursday, March 23, 2017


. . . and Lies  

“[J]ournalists may have to rethink their reliance on quotes, a heretical notion for many. When a quote is a lie, journalists should think about not using it at all. If the lie needs to be cited, it should be buried deep within the story, under the debunking, and not put in the headline or the first paragraph. If we learn not to lead with the lies, maybe they will lose some of their stickiness.” 

—Amanda Marcotte, politics writer, “Can journalists debunk Trump’s lies without amplifying them? It’s challenging but not impossible,”, Feb. 15, 2017

Editorial Comment: But not their other grossness.

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