KMBC-TV perpetuates false school funding claim

Dave TrabertEducation

It’s bad enough when media’s rush to sensationalism gets them snookered into reporting false information, but they become accomplices when they willingly ignore data that undermines their initial report.  The most recent example comes from KMBC-TV in Kansas City, which aired a live phone interview with Kansas City, KS school superintendent Cynthia Lane last Wednesday, getting her thoughts on the … Read More

Media’s hypocritical tizzy over fake news

Dave TrabertEducation, Tax & Spending

Fake news stories on the presidential election outperformed real news on Facebook according to a story recently published by online news site BuzzFeed and mainstream media, including CBS News, jumped all over it.  Even President Obama chimed in, saying that fake news “threatens democracy;” apparently saying “you can keep your doctor if you want” doesn’t count as ‘fake news.’  The Washington … Read More