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31 Dec

Rachel Maddow rips apart Cheney, GOP attack machine

Memo to the media: not only is it good journalism to fact-check Republican lies, it’s entertaining too. If we wanted to hear unfiltered Republican lies, we’d watch Fox. If you’re not Fox, your audience wants reporting of the sort Maddow delivered last night.

As Maddow concluded:

This is the Republican response to this terrorist attack at the end of 2009.

Again, my friends and colleagues in the media have two choices in covering this. You can just copy down what the Republicans and Vice President Cheney are saying, and click “send,” call it journalism, or you can actually fact-check those comments and put them into context. Your choice. It’s your country.


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