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Bad journalism? You decide (Part four)

Do you remember the interview conducted by CNN political analyst Gloria Borger with U.S. Representative Ron Paul on his campaign for President. In this interview, published on December 23, 2011, Ms. Borger asked Mr. Paul about his stances on the budget, foreign policy, and last but not least – his reaction to some controversial newsletters that he allegedly wrote about two decades ago. This article is aimed at analyzing whether the way Ms. Borger handled the interview was good or bad journalism, not whether Ron Paul is right or wrong on the issues. Good journalism in this article is defined as asking relevant questions in order to receive a clear response from the interviewee who in this case is Ron Paul. Bad journalism is anything beyond that. Continue reading

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