Identify a specific political news item you find interesting and assess its credibilit? specifically:
Is the item a news story or an opinion piece? How do you know?
Who is the author? Who owns the media outlet?
What’s the media platform? (Broadcast, print, online blog, radio, etc);
Is the news source known for having a particular political slant? How do you know? (Cite sources to support your answer).
What biases do you have that might affect your interpretation of this item?
Choose one “fact” from the item that you’d like to check and conduct a simple online search. Can you confirm its accuracy?
What democratic functions, as identified by Shanto Iyengar, might this story serve?
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