One of the reasons traditional media is in trouble: laziness and indifference

As James Fallows shows, The Washington Post in its lead editorial promoted the idea of a posthumous Nobel Prize award ito Neda of Iran nstead of it having it go to Obama. The problem is, there are no posthumous nominations for a Nobel Prize, and it says so in the FAQ on their web site.

I mean, how hard is that to fact check? It’s in the Frequently Asked Questions page of their web site! So either the writer of the editorial was too lazy to check this out or too indifferent to care one way or another.



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