There was a time when broadcasting the news was a sacred vow taken by journalists to expose the facts based on creating paper trails and confirmed sources. Those reporters are still working to defend the details that they are maintaining, but now they have been cast into the pool with everyone else reporting on social media.
Honesty may hurt, but lies can cause much damage. Even when the facts are brought to light, the truth will have problems repairing the harm done. This is true, especially in the era of social media and, in-the-moment commentary. Responsive reporting led Oxford Dictionaries to deem the word post-truth the 2016 Word of the Year.
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