Politics and Public Opinion

Banter #45: An interview with The Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway

Banter LogoIn episode #45 of Banter, Mark Hemingway, the online editor of the Weekly Standard, sits down to discuss his distaste for political fact checking. Why doesn’t he like facts? Mark argues that these sites often reach beyond their mandate, analyze subjective statements, or attempt to disguise opinion journalism as fact. Mark discusses some of the more blatant instances of bad fact checking before going on to discuss the current state of the Republican primary caucus. Finally, we get into the differences in writing and ideas between the Weekly Standard and National Review.

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