Penny story leads to hard questions about media

The recent controversy about the worth of a penny that was misreported in the media has led to even more questions about the mainstream media and how they report the news.

Those questions involve fact checking. It isn't done anymore, at least not the way it used to be done. Objectivity is an issue too, according to Michael Johns, the former Presidential speech writer that co-founded the National Tea Party Movement.

“There are real, developed, pre-ordained agendas. All of that can lead to, not just an inclination, to misreporting, but a commitment to it,” Johns explained.

And Johns says the bottom line is that if you want to get into the mainstream media, you've got to be willing to be part of their 'team.'

“It’s become very club-like in its monolithic thinking on issues confronting the country,” Johns said, explaining that conservatives need to work harder to make sure their message is being reported objectively, and correctly.

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