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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Well, you see, there are many different genres...

... of literature represented in the Bible Rolling Stone. Some of it is historical, you know, facts, but some is poetry, and some is editorial and some is correspondance, and some is collections of parables... you know, where a greater truth than that of the mere facts is what matters.
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"Fact-checking.... what is 'fact-checking'?"

"More and more reporters now work outside of big, confident institutions. The details of what it means to check facts or seek comment aren’t always obvious to them.” -- Steve Coll

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.

The speaker, by the way is the dean of the school of journalism at a university which trains and gives degrees to "reporters."
And the reporter of the story -- which I fear has set back the cause of women and victims and decency in this county by decades, decades -- is not a kid, forty-ish.

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