Friday, February 25, 2011

Public Workers' Compensation

The tax guru David Cay Johnston makes a compelling argument on the Wisconsin situation, calling out not only Wisconsin's governor Walker and Florida's governor Scott, but also the media and journalists who are not doing their homework and accurately reporting the misinformation of people like Walker and Scott.

His entire column is worth checking out and discussing.

2 comments:

abellia said...

What I don't understand is why news outlets allow politicians and famous people to get press time for untruths. Why is it necessary for real news outlets to confirm events (essentially making sure that they are true) before reporting, but they seem to have no obligation to fact check something that was said before repeating it as news. At least they could say that other sources show the statement to be false.

The news cycle is too fast for fact checking. News is mostly just gossip anymore.

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