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Fact Checking Jake Tapper

A great idea:

ABC’s Jake Tapper has invited Politifact’s Bill Adair to fact check the interviews on Sunday’s “This Week” for a post on ABCNews.com later in the day. It’s the latest experiment for Tapper who announced when he became the interim host of the program that he was seeking suggestions from viewers to “try to make it rock and roll.” As Tapper points out, the idea originally comes from NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen who, in December, wrote an article called “My Simple Fix for the Messed Up Sunday Shows.”

I wouldn’t mind seeing an ombudsman of sorts for all of the news shows, Fox News, CNN and MSDNC included.

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