Should Reporters Challenge or Ignore Election Disbelievers?
Many in the news business believe that a journalist’s role is to question ideas and point out inaccuracies or outright fictions, not to pretend they don’t exist.
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Negrin’s campaign to ban “election deniers” from television news failed to achieve his original goal, which was to prevent a significant number of Americans from believing the lie that Donald Trump didn’t lose the presidential election to Joe Biden. Instead, it has provoked a persistent debate over the role of political journalists, along with illustrating how television news and the politicians who depend upon its cameras have changed. Negrin, a…