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Jason Linkins

Bad Social Security Journalism Causes Mass Misunderstanding Of Social Security, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.18.2012 | Media

Columbia Journalism Review's Trudy Lieberman has written a lengthy lamentation on the state of our Social Security journalism, and finds that the media has performed a "dubious role" in shaping the debate over the program. "Dubious" in that media outlets have done a pretty awful job doing "journalism." Moreover, bad journalism begets bad information begets bad decisions. This is why it's so appalling when journalists get marginal tax rates wrong -- people turn down raises. And then, the guy from Politico writes about how everyone in America is stupid. But the fish rots from the head!