Newsweek, Niall Ferguson, And The Conservative Echo Chamber

“Niall Ferguson’s Newsweek cover story on President Obama exemplifies a deficiency in today’s media. As criticism of Ferguson’s shoddy work mounted — both from outside and inside of Newsweek/The Daily Beast — Newsweek explained to Politico‘s Dylan Byers that Newsweek “rel[ies] on our writers to submit factually accurate material.” Indeed, Byers also noted that Newsweek does not even have a fact-checking department…..”