The Public’s Role
Michelle brought up an interesting point in her blog. While I highlighted the responsibility which the news media has to be fair, Michelle focused on the public’s responsibility to fact check. The news media is held accountable by the public, but how is the public to hold them accountable if they do not keep themselves informed? We need to question and doubt and fact check, just as reporters do. Read an article about the same subject by several sources, do your best not to let yourself accept “biased news” as fact. If the public is to ensure the news media does not abuse their right to the freedom of the press, they need to keep themselves skeptical and knowledgeable.