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The Necessity of Credibility [Nathan Robinson / Current Affairs]

December 11, 2016

The voter fraud story is indicative of a much wider problem with U.S. political media: its attempts to point out Trump’s falsehoods are consistently undermined by the media’s own lack of credibility on matters of fact.

link: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2016/12/the-necessity-of-credibility

[via NC]

side note: Here, the word “credibility” is used, to mean trustworthiness, vs willingness to follow through on threats, in the context of a negotiation. In the past I’ve complained that the the latter meaning of the word is intentionally conflated with the former, when justifying US foreign policy.

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