The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Democrats Will Never Win the Fact-Checking War

Right-wing politicians can get away with ignoring media criticism, but Democrats can't.
January 16, 2019, 8:48pm
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Fact-checking is a core value in mainstream media, but right-wing politicians seem to get away with ignoring media criticism altogether. It's become a striking conundrum in our current political climate. For fact-checking to hold weight, both politicians and the public need to first agree that facts are necessary and useful things. But the problem is—as VICE's Harry Cheadle explained in a recent piece—that's not the country we're living in. So what do we do about it? On this episode of The VICE Guide To Right Now Podcast, VICE's Ankita Rao spoke with Cheadle to try to answer that pressing question.

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