It’s Time to Stop Whining

Rolling Stone:  Stop Whining About ‘False Balance’

News media outlets are increasingly coming under fire for the sin of “false balance” or “false equivalency.” The New York Times, one of the outlets most often accused of this offense, recently defined the term:

“The practice of journalists who, in their zeal to be fair, present each side of a debate as equally credible, even when the factual evidence is stacked heavily on one side.”

The crime of The Times, according to some of its readers, has been its coverage of the Clinton email and Clinton Foundation stories. As oneTimes reader put it, “There’s too much at stake in this election for the media to stoke the belief that Hillary’s mistakes (which she has definitely made) are even close to par with Trump’s.” — Rolling Stone

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