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Time reporter Jay Newton-Small insists it isn't her job to tell you which of two contradictory factual claims is true and which is false, claiming "I presented both sides of the story. I'll leave it to columnists and readers to draw their own conclusions on who had the best case."

Time reporter Michael Scherer fact-checks a DNC fundraising email and tells readers it contains a falsehood: "Biden got one big fact wrong. It is not true that 'powerful insurance companies' have been 'spending seven million bucks a week on lobbyists.'"

Maybe someone could explain to me when it's ok to fact-check statements and when that would be "slanted."

(For the record: I prefer Scherer's approach...)

Time Magazine
Jay Newton-Small, Michael Scherer
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