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    Important blog here. "Accusation-based" reporting acutely dangerous in the age of shamless liar politicians and online conspiracy theories

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    ....USA Today headline here should have been "Pro-Trump conspiracy theorists falsely accuse Soros"...: usatoday.com/story/tech/new…

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    ...just as news headlines in US election campaign should have been along lines of "More lies and wild conspiracy theories from Trump"...

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    ....rather than "Trump accuses Clinton of X". That was a catastrophic failure of impartial and responsible journalism - and it is continuing

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    ...exactly what is going on with the BBC now - they are incapable of saying the US President-elect has just shamelessly lied...

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    ...and thus they betray the Reithian principle of public service broadcasting, namely to inform and educate people

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