Washington Post: Journalists Beginning to Consider Possibility That Cops Lie About Everything

by | Jul 2, 2020

Suckas, liars, get me a shovel.

“The basic [journalistic] principle should be, treat the police like any other source, with the same degree of skepticism as you treat any other source,” said Susan Chira, the editor in chief of the Marshall Project, a digital news site that focuses on the criminal justice system and avoids breaking crime news.

“ ‘Police said’ is not a shorthand for truth,” she added. “You don’t give up your obligation to verify and corroborate” just because the source wears a badge and a gun.

Can you imagine what it’s like to be as stupid as this person? Think it hurts? Maybe it’s more like bliss.

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