Last week there was a flare-up with the media of near-epic proportions, as Sarah Palin called out a Wall Street Journal reporter on what was said—or wasn’t said—in an article about food prices. This time there wasn’t an apology or retraction from the reporter, Sudeep Reddy, or the paper (ironically, whose owner happens to be Palin’s boss at Fox News). And things didn’t blow over quickly. On the contrary, the reporter struck back, tweeting that Palin was mistaken in her original assertion about the article. What’s more, the reporter retweeted a Columbia Journalism Review blog post that backed her up.
Calling Out Reporters a Tightrope Act Thanks to the 24/7 News Cycle
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