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PBS NEWSHOUR

What a false story trap shows about media distrust

  • Aired: 11/28/2017
  • 08:52
  • Rating: NR
The Washington Post says it was targeted by a conservative group when a woman came forward claiming that Roy Moore got her pregnant as a teen. Reporters found inconsistencies in the woman's claims and observed her at the offices of an organization that targets the news media. Judy Woodruff talks with Margaret Sullivan from The Washington Post and Michelle Holmes of Alabama Media Group.
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A sting operation illuminates the distinction between journalism and undercover activism.
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