09/28/16

Fact Checking in Journalism

By: Sridhar “Sri” Rangaswamy

If anyone is going to do some fact checking – they need to check both ways.

Fact finding in journalism needs to be done for both candidates. You should not be able to be a moderator if you don’t – period.

In journalism, the ultimate goal is to follow the Constitution, as well as have high levels of ethics, honesty and integrity. They talk like they do so, but in reality they do not follow the Constitution. I hope you are aware of who I am talking about … This is about Lester Holt, who did not do a fair job last night. He did not follow the U.S. Constitution and laws … He did not do solid work.

He kept intervening every time Donald Trump would speak. It showed he had made up in his mind as to what team he represented. Instead of doing a fair, ethical job, he tried to upset Trump. He should not be working if he keeps doing this.

Why do we like to have a moderator in the first place? Because they stand by truth, honesty, integrity and have high ethics.

This country was founded by fathers who believed in high morals, to quote Abraham Lincoln and a few others in the past. It is built on conservative principles…

If I was Lester Holt, I would step down as moderator and apologize to GOP Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump. He did not ask Hillary anything about Clinton’s Foundation. He did not ask anything about the email leak, which is costing the entire country a great deal. He did not talk about the immoral values of Bill Clinton and how they manipulated things. He did not talk about the money squandered from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia does not even support women driving cars! How does this make her look? Let her practice what she preaches. She is not a great example of this.

He ignored all of these questions and keeps insisting on the Birther issue for Obama. President Obama’s middle name is Hussein … so there is little doubt about his origins and he has like-minded people surrounding him.