Want Trust in Media to Improve? Do Basic Fact Checking.

Source: The Daily Beast
by Matt Lewis

“You’d think we’d learn. Too often, when a scandalous allegation that fits the liberal media narrative emerges, it’s tweet first and ask questions later. Predictably, this approach has been known to backfire. The latest example comes out of Brigham Young University (BYU), where racial slurs were allegedly hurled by a fan at a Duke women’s volleyball player in late August. The only problem? One of BYU’s student newspapers couldn’t corroborate the claim, and a subsequent BYU investigation that utilized ‘all available video and audio recordings, including security footage and raw footage’ found zero evidence to back up the accusation. But for numerous mainstream media outlets with huge audiences, it was a story that was too good to check.” (09/16/22)