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Hume on Border Security: ‘In This Current Atmosphere, Fact Checking Has Become a Branch of Opinion Journalism’
‘One man’s crisis is another man’s problem’
Jan 10, 2019 6:30 AM
By Grabien Staff

RUSH EXCERPT:

HUME: “What could be a more legitimate form of journalism, than checking the facts of what politicians say? It’s necessary and vital even. The problem though in this current atmosphere, fact checking has become a branch of opinion journalism. For example, in the speech last night, the president spoke of a crisis at the border. A number of the fact checks that were critical to the speech disputed the fact that there was a crisis at the border. Let’s start with this, Tucker. Whether there’s a crisis at the border or not a matter of fact. It is a matter of opinion. One man’s crisis is another man’s problem. So when you start out trying to fact check opinion, you’re obviously off on the wrong foot. In some instances, I saw a facts checked as being a problem that were true. For example, there was a statistic 266,000 people arrested who had come across the border and the “Washington Post” announced that that was a true statistic. But it was misleading.”

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