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(The New York Times)   National Journal joins the list of publications that will not allow politicians to tweak the quotes used in an article in exchange for an interview. In other news, politicians have been tweaking quotes in articles   (nytimes.com) divider line 6
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2012-07-23 02:01:31 PM
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I seriously think you should consider passing a law down there in the US about how the media cannot knowingly lie/mislead the public. Freedom of speech or no, that just seems like common sense. It's why Fox was denied a broadcast license here in Canada.
2012-07-23 02:09:49 PM
1 votes:
Either journalists maintain their professional integrity in one of society's most important roles, or politicians are denied another venue for their self-serving face time. I'm not seeing the downside here.
2012-07-23 02:02:38 PM
1 votes:
Too late, Journalism. Your integrity is dead.
2012-07-23 01:58:46 PM
1 votes:
Honestly, I get this to some degree. A quote can easily be taken out of context. If I was being interviewed I would want to examine the quotes and make sure none of them were taken out of context so that I was quoted accurately. Of course this can quickly get out of hand.
2012-07-23 01:56:30 PM
1 votes:
William de Worde seen nodding in approval.
2012-07-23 01:04:44 PM
1 votes:
God for them. Journalists and editors need to unite on this issue. Too much good ol' boy crap between the media and the government.
 
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