David Vail

O Fallon, IL, United States

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David Vail
Posted over 3 years ago
Should newspapers be truth vigilantes?
Responding to Mr. Brisbane's question, "Is it possible to be objective and fair when a reporter is choosing to correct one fact over another?" All critical thinking separates facts from beliefs where facts are indisputable and all who view agree. Facts are, therefore, objective. A reporter cannot correct one fact over another, but a reporter can correct inaccurate beliefs by introducing facts. It seems too many reporters stoke inaccurate beliefs by failing to dig for the facts, omitting facts altogether, or introducing their own beliefs into their report of events.