Monday, January 4, 2010

Good Idea - Fact Check the Sunday News Shows

Via Balloon Juice, an idea that seems to be a pretty good pairing of technology and journalism - fact-checking what's said by the gasbags on the Sunday talking head shows and posting the results online for all to see:

So instead I propose this modest little fix, first floated on Twitter in a post I sent out to Betsy Fischer, Executive Producer of Meet the Press, who never replies to anything I say. “Sadly, you’re a one-way medium,” I said to Fischer, “but here’s an idea for ya: Fact check what your guests say on Sunday and run it online Wednesday.”

As John Cole notes, a certain sports show on ESPN already does this (during the same show, no less), so why shouldn't the real news be held to the same standard?

Guests might need to bring talking points cue cards if they don't want to actually learn the material and keep out of trouble.

It will never happen, but it's nice to dream.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

1 comment:

  1. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it


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