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07:31

.@felixsalmon : the greatest triumph of the fact-checking movement will come when it puts itself out of work

Reuters :: Lucas Graves has by far the best and most sophisticated response to NYT ombudsman Arthur Brisbane’s silly question about “truth vigilantes”. Graves makes the important point that Brisbane’s “objective and fair” formulation is itself problematic: as one of Brisbane’s commenters wrote, if a certain politician is objectively less truthful, less forthcoming, and less believable than others, then objectivity demands that reporting on what that politician’s saying be truthful — even if that comes across as unfair.

[Felix Salmon:] ... the greatest triumph of the fact-checking movement will come when it puts itself out of work, because journalists are doing its job for it as a matter of course.

"Will fact-checking go the way of blogs?" - Continue to read Felix Salmon, blogs.reuters.com

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