Good question

Dan Froomkin writes:

Sometimes people ask me: Why do smart, elite journalists quote people who they know are lying, or being moronically stupid, but not call what they say lies and stupidities? Why do they engage in split-the-difference false equivalence in political coverage that leaves readers terribly uninformed about what’s really going on?

He gives his answer at the end of his post.


  1. Dunc says

    Without reading the post, I’m going to say “because that’s their job“…

    Now I’m going to look and see if he agrees.

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