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Readers Write: Fact-check duties shirked

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Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:19 am

We often see news articles reporting the latest statements by politicians.  

While reporting these statements is the legitimate function of news organizations, most are missing the crucial second step.   

Are the statements factually correct?

Average citizens don’t have the tools to find this out on their own.   

Each news and media outlet does — and should — and must.

Welcome to the discussion.