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Ignored factchecks: Can the media stop politicians from misleading the public?

Columbia Journalism Review :: That’s the question on the minds of many journalists and commentators after Paul Ryan’s speech last night at the Republican National Convention, which continued the Romney campaign’s pattern of disingenuous and misleading attacks on President Obama. While Obama and his allies have made many misleading claims of their own, the frequency and repetition of the Romney campaign’s claims has been particularly striking.
[Brendan Nyhan:] Whatever campaigns may do, aggressive truth-telling is the right approach for reporters.

An essay by Brendan Nyhan, www.cjr.org

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