I am not suggesting that the media shouldn’t fact-check the President. But it’s a little like shooting fish in a barrel. And when its done with disdain or triumphalism it reinforces the view that Trump is embattled.
The World Turned Upside Down (and what to do about it)
Russ Roberts

The solution is to include policy consequences when fact-checking. e.g. lies about voter fraud are tied to restrictions on participating in elections. Dangerous stuff. Wrote about that here: https://www.poynter.org/news/despite-fact-checking-zombie-myths-about-climate-change-persist

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