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If you believed the lies about the FBI investigation, re: Hillary Clinton E-mails

If you believed the lies about the FBI investigation, re: Hillary Clinton E-mails

– you owe it to yourself to find better sources.

by Ollie Garkey  Daily Kos

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

First, I want to say to everyone who actually believed there was something to the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal: I’m sorry that you were lied to. I don’t want this post to be a victory lap or an “I told you so” post, because the issue we’re dealing with is serious, and deserves serious thought.

What this whole story reveals is that we have a problem with churnalism. The reporters, writers, and journalists who bring us news are so understaffed that they don’t actually have time to fact check their own reporting. What most reporters do right now is just re-word whatever press release they’ve been handed. Continue reading

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