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BuzzFeed's choice to publish dossier presents decision point for media values

BuzzFeed's choice to publish dossier presents decision point for media values

Amid all the confusion, rancor and even bias in the coverage of Donald Trump the past 19 months, finally there appears to be some good news about the state of the press today. It looks like there is at least one legacy value most mainstream news organizations won't abandon in reporting on the president-elect: verifying information before publishing it, no matter how eminently clickable it might be.

Maybe that's wishful thinking or a desperate desire to find something positive to say after almost two years of writing about the many failures of the press in covering one of the most unconventional and provocative candidates in the history of presidential politics.

But as dismayed...

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