Monday, November 17, 2008

Thorough Fact-Checking

Quote of the day.

I have written for perhaps a dozen major publications over the span of my career, and the one with the most thorough fact-checking process is by some margin Sports Illustrated. Although this is an indication of the respect with which SI accords its brand, it does not speak so well of the mainstream political media that you are more likely to see an unverified claim repeated on the evening news than you are to see in the pages of your favorite sports periodical.
What does it say about the media that a sports reporter would be relegated quickly into copy editing for providing the shoddy information most political reporters slide by with. And how relevant would a sports editorial writer remain having provided brain dead analysis on par with Bill Kristol?

Priorities, man. We need some.

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