jayrosen:

The art of the on air fact check.

“The clip shows these elements in her style: If you interview people on television for a living, you and your team over-prepare. You anticipate points where a Peter King may feel entitled to his own facts. You know your material (and his) cold, so you aren’t worried about the interview spinning out of control. You smile more as the struggle heightens. You interrupt when a dubious claim is first introduced, and each time is it re-asserted. The tone you maintain is a plea for evidence. You have your mark-up of the documents with you. You have your pen. You wave them, which is theatrical. But you also read from them, and send through the lens an evidentiary calm.”

Read the rest at my blog, PressThink: The clash of absolutes and the on-air fact check.

FJP: And that, present and future broadcasters, is your pro tip of the day.

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    Everything about this upsets me.
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    Take note folks! According to Sir King not caring about facts = common sense.
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    I just really like Soledad O’Brien, okay?
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