Dean Baker says NPR is ending the stupid practice of He Said/She Said journalism:
NPR deserves some serious congratulations. As a matter of policy they now reject the concept of he said/she said journalism; creating the image of balance even when one said is clearly true and the other isn’t.
One of the worst things about politics right now is that the Republican Party is constantly lying about everything. The model of objectivity most news organizations use now is totally unequipped to deal with this “innovation”. Things that are lies get reported as “Republicans say…” It’s bad for the country, and I’m glad to see NPR’s not going to accommodate it anymore.