Sourcing a Claim
Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
Skills: Claim investigation.
Move(s): Go upstream to the source.
The Clash Daily makes a claim that Chris Matthews, a liberal talk show host, has had sexual harassment issues in the past:
New reports are that not only has NBC paid a cash settlement to a female co-worker of Chris Matthews for his ‘inappropriate behavior‘ but his pattern of inappropriate behavior has continued long since then.
For the moment, we’re only interested in the claim that Matthews has paid a cash settlement based on inappropriate behavior.
Go to the article and source the claim. We want to know two things, which you can put in the comments:
- What was the original reporting source of the claim?
- How did that source verify the claim?
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