Check your facts

My friend Leif brought up an interesting idea in G.K.’s class yesterday about a show that I watch nearly religiously, PTI.

At the end of the ESPN half-hour commentary program, Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon dedicate a section to Tony Reali for fact checking.

It is a segment that is posted on the rundown.  It is a segment that is not skipped or shunned.  And it could be the change TV is looking for.

As Leif pointed questioned, could this fact-check formula work in an era of talk show proliferation?

Most of us in the class agreed that it would be difficult.  Sports stats are facts more easily checked than, say, what a senator said in a speech two years ago.  Fodder for thought, nonetheless.

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