We sent producer Jakob Lewis in search of the facts behind fact-checking.
He discovered how high the stakes can be when we confuse fact with faith.
Editors and publishing houses, investigators and police detectives—we all get the facts wrong sometimes. Even professionals ignore facts and hold onto tidy lies, for all sorts of reasons: To close a high-pressure case. To make the client happy. Or to make a good story a little bit sexier. In this episode, producer Jakob Lewis explores what it takes to resist those temptations and get the facts straight.
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Host: Kim Green
Music provided by Jason White (who composed our theme), Chris Zabriskie, Kosta T, Kevin MacLeod, and Stan Getz.