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The Fake News About Journalism

Simon Kuper responds to common charges against his profession

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By Simon Kuper

One oddity of being a journalist these days is that non-journalists are always critiquing the profession. It isn’t only Donald Trump. Many see broadsheet newspapers and public-sector broadcasters as a liberal cartel that cooks up “ fake news”. But few of our accusers…

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