Sunday, August 23, 2009

chris matthews says bloggers don’t fact check

from thinkprogress: During a discussion on the future of newspapers & journalism on the Chris Matthews Show today , Time’s Joe Klein said that “on complicated stories, you can do this stuff on the internet.” Matthews responded by asking “who’s going to fact check?” As CNN’s Gloria Bolger began to answer that online editors would, Matthews interjected, “the bloggers don’t fact check.” “Nobody fact checks” online, added Klein... It’s ironic that a cable news host such as Chris Matthews would attack bloggers for supposedly not checking their facts, considering the amount of falsehoods & factually inaccurate statements he regularly utters on the air — which have all been fact-checked by bloggers.

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