Facts matter in our news coverage

Douglas Budget, March 13

Often, we in the media get accused of having sacred cows we don’t cover or, alternatively, have targets of coverage. Neither is accurate, though some specific cases certainly can be made (fairly or unfairly).

Whether the allegations are made based on favoritism or economics, the reality of our news coverage isn’t based on friendships or dollars and cents. It’s based on facts and how those stack up against the claims being made by those in charge.

Sure, we read the rants on social media, but those aren’t facts. They are primarily someone’s opinion, often devoid of facts and based o...


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