Chip Scanlan starts his column on the issue of reporters making things up with a question: “Is the only way to become a big time reporter these days to make stuff up?”

Part of his answer is: “Are my glasses rose-colored? Perhaps, but what else besides idealism, belief in humanity’s potential for good, would keep anyone in a business with such a paltry reward system?”

As always, his column is worth reading, as are the comments that it has drawn.

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