Get­ting Back ­ to the Pre-post-fa ct Days

A handy guide for vet­ting your in­for­ma­tion sources

Alberta Venture - - The Briefing -

>>> Par­ti­san bias now takes pri­or­ity over good in­for­ma­tion. Con­spir­acy the­o­rists with web­sites have the jour­nal­is­tic author­ity of the most sea­soned news an­chor – think of dis­graced Uni­ver­sity of Leth­bridge pro­fes­sor An­thony Hall, edi­tor of the Amer­i­can Her­ald Tri­bune web­site, claim­ing the sta­tus of Wal­ter Cronkite. At times like this, it can help to have a handy guide for vet­ting your news sources. (Memo to a lot of peo­ple: Face­book and Twit­ter are not plot­ted; they are not sources.)

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