In an op-ed published Wednesday, Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin expressed her support for the Biden administration to fact-check the White House press corps.
“The lesson here for the administration is to debunk and rebut a false Republican-driven narrative quickly. As they do with Covid-19 hearings, showering reporters with data rather than debating an issue on Republican terms generally works better,” Rubin writes.
“It is now also incumbent on the media to review its coverage and come clean with viewers and readers. When its breathless coverage turns out to be deeply misleading, it should explain how and why they got it wrong,” she added.
Rubin’s insinuation that the government ought to be the arbiter of truth is very much representative of how the left views the relationship between media and those in power.
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