October 13, 2009

Steppin’ into the Twilight Zone

Is fact-checking a journalistic function?

That depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is. Does the question ask for a descriptive answer or a prescriptive answer or both.

IMO, the descriptive answer is “no” and the prescriptive answer is “yes.” Both should be “yes.”

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
CNN Leaves It There
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Best quote by Jon Stewart: “Make him show his work!”

Exactly.  And show your own.

At minute 8:18 Stewart asks perhaps the most damning question ever. CNN ought to answer. It won’t. No cable “news” network would. Journalism isn’t in their job descriptions.

I’ll leave it there 🙂

2 Responses

  1. “You’ve got 24 hours in a day!” at 6:54

    Beautiful.

  2. Shannon s moody 

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