Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Satire is obsolete

I caught this via Atrios. The New York Times "Public Editor" asks readers to weigh in on whether reporters should point out when politicians tell lies, instead of just transcribing the lies as they normally do.

Apparently he finds that an odd concept -- of course that isn't their job -- but he's been getting all this puzzling mail complaining that they don't do it, so please explain it to him.

I'll retire to Bedlam.


roger said...

i see that the readers responded. cliches are inadequate to describe the seeming unanimous opinion that HELL YES YOUR REPORTERS SHOULD FACT-CHECK ALL THEIR STORIES.

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