Journalism's fact-checking process is supposed to identify errors, or outright lies, by presenting clear, undeniable facts that contradict someone's statement. Instead, however, the process has become a means of blurring the line between fact and opinion -- between easily demonstrable truths and more abstract, more challengeable viewpoints.
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Sanders Is Israel's Best Friend in 2016 Election -- Precisely by Refusing to Bow to Its Current Reactionary Government
I wasn't surprised when the NY Times on May 26th made a front page story out of the alleged damage Senator Bernie Sanders was doing to the Democratic Party by placing among his 5 appointees on the Democratic Party's Platform Committee a few people who might support Sanders' view that the US needs to be "more even-handed" in the Israel/Palestine struggle.