Eight examples where ‘fact-checking’ became opinion journalism

Many times politicians use hyperbole to extenuate a larger point and many times these "fact-checkers" ignore the larger point to focus on the validity of the minutia.

Extreme fact checking is trending in journalism Image Courtsey:Pixabay


The media coverage on the presidential contest seems to have come down to “fact-checking,” with The New York Times, The Washington Post and Politico each doing articles depicting Donald Trump’s lies on the campaign trail. This is dangerous territory for the profession, for as Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto opined on Twitter: ” ‘Fact checking’…