Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Trump's statements have zero factual value

"People outside the business may not recognize what a step it is, culturally and professionally, for reporters and editors to act on the implications of this reality—the knowledge that what a president or his senior representatives say has exactly zero factual value. If you are trying to inform the public, you’re better off not reporting what this president says, contends, or does, unless there are external indications that it’s true." The Media Learned Nothing From 2016 - The Atlantic

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