Have journalists finally learnt how to challenge political lies?

By Simon Kuper in The Financial Times, 21 November 2020 “Well, we’re interrupting this because what the president of the United States is saying, in large part, is absolutely untrue,” said CNBC anchor Shepard Smith as his network pulled away from Donald Trump making baseless post-election claims about illegal voting. As did other networks. Journalism’s…

Abusive Church ‘betrayed’ its moral purpose

By Catherine Pepinster in THE TABLET, 10 November 2020 The Catholic Church betrayed its moral purpose by prioritising its own reputation over bringing child abusers to book and turning a blind eye to sex assaults, according to the official report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Survivors of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests,…