Falsity, squared

“Jussie Smollett Indicted by Grand Jury on 16 Counts for Filing False Report,” The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2019.  Charges of a hate crime hoax.

To preserve the integrity of the criminal justice system, there are prohibitions against filing false police reports and lying to the police.  Is that the case here?  That’s one combination of Governance, Information, and Compliance.

What is the role (responsibility?)  of the press in checking out stories before publishing?  What level of due diligence is required before you print a story?  Is there a sliding scale, with more (or less?) due diligence required the more sensational the story?  Is that another combination of Governance, Information, and Compliance?

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