Posted by Brad @ 2:16 pm on January 13th 2012

New York Times Casually Asks: “So, should we start telling you if something we report is false? Is that something you guys would be into?”

A rather incredible question, asked completely honestly and earnestly and with no real sense of how far down the toilet mainstream journalism in this country has gone.

Oh, and I say “asked completely honestly and earnestly,” but I should point out that the public editor is not actually saying they might start doing this – he’s more engaging in the intellectual exercise.

Hey, kudos to the editor for at least having the balls to point out that, as a rule, they don’t currently – they merely transcribe what public figures tell them without comment. Still, I can’t think of a better finger-on-the-dying-pulse-of-American-journalism.

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