How “Fact Checking” Obliterates Truth

Source: Brownstone Institute
by Thomas Buckley

“[T]he entire premise of ‘fact-checking’ is ludicrous as it is based on the idea that media outlets do not – and do not need to – automatically start from a factual basis for their reporting. As an editor once said to me: ‘Just because someone says something doesn’t mean you have to put it in the paper.’ If the media followed this one simple rule, there would be no need for ‘fact-checking’ at all. But the media does not and will not follow this rule because printing lies – as long as they are said by a government official the media likes or about an official they don’t like – is now an integral part of the industry.” (09/08/23)