Media misfires on Electoral College
Boston Herald - 01/03/2017
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, a large number of so-called mainstream media organizations have declared war on “fake news” — by which they mean, of course, not their own errors and inaccuracies, but those committed by alternative media sources, particularly those with a conservative bent.
But if the mainstream media are really serious about rooting out fake news, the first thing they should do is get their own house in order. More often than they seem to realize, even the most “respectable” media organizations sometimes propagate claims and assertions with little or no factual basis.