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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Gene Lyons takes on New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane’s controversial question — should journalists “challenge ‘facts’ that are asserted by newsmakers they write about” — in his column, “Yes, Newspapers Should Hold Politicians Accountable:”

Time was when newspaper journalists prided themselves on being working stiffs: skeptical, cynical and worldly-wise. “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” I’ve always preferred the unofficial motto of my native New Jersey: “Oh yeah, who says?”