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wilwheaton:

It says to itself that a report characterized by false balance is a false report. It introduces a new and potentially powerful concept of fairness: being “fair to the truth.” My verdict: Bravo, NPR.

NPR commits itself as an organization to avoid the worst excesses of “he said, she said” journalism. It says to itself that a report characterized by false balance is a false report. It introduces a new and potentially powerful concept of fairness: being “fair to the truth,” which as we know is not always evenly distributed among the sides in a public dispute.

Way to go, NPR. Here’s hoping that the rest of the mainstream news media follows suit.

I’ve been saying this about the news FOR YEARS as a defence of why I only use The Daily Show for news. So holla, NPR (I wish I were American).

This is great news.