Washington Examiner says she did; Conway says she didn’t. Who’s right? Strap on your news literacy tools–it’s time to examine the evidence.
Two rules collide here: Direct quotations must never be doctored, but it’s not fair play to mock or belittle non-native speakers either.
No—but they make an excellent starting point, especially when supplemented by other trusted sources.
Take a breath and follow such accusations over time. They usually turn out to be false.
It works like any other kind of journalism, adhering to rules of verification, independence and accountability. And sometimes the scoops are world-changing.
All the time. But only occasionally does such a disagreement itself become a major news story, as it did this week for reporters and editors at The New York Times.
Two words: Bad. Things.
There’s a false premise lurking in the second half of the question as worded. The suggestion that professional journalists are somehow knowingly, willingly cranking out misinformation, thereby “spreading fake news,” is a misuse of the term and truly “fake news”.