March 18th, 2012
02:18 PM ET

The Reporting Behind the Retraction

Kai Ryssdal, Erik Wemple and Arik Hesseldahl join Howard Kurtz to discuss the reporting that went on behind the scenes of This American's Life retraction of a story on Apple's labor practices that host Ira Glass now says has "significant fabrications."

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    Laura Ingraham doesn't talk over guests she doesn't agree with as has been asemred here. She talks over guests when she asks them a question and they make no attempt to answer that question and go off on their tangent.Just last night she had Nancy Soderberg (former U.S. Diplomat) on the show. She's been on the show before, she's always an awful guest and never answers questions with anything other than, "It's George Bush's fault..."So, Soderburg went into her usual rant of answering each question with "It's George Bush's fault..." even though the topic was Obama's ignorance in dealing with terrorists and had nothing to do with Bush.Like a GOOD interviewer, Laura had to cut Soderberg off repeatedly since she refused to answer the questions and was obviously there just to continue bashing George Bush (can anyone say Bush Derangement Syndrome?)Earlier in the show, Obama lackey Tanya Acker was on the show and Laura had to interrupt her as well. Acker is another one who ignores every question and goes right into her talking points.Later on, Laura had to interrupt the liberal college student who protested Phyllis Schlafly's reception of an honorary degree at Washington University. The "student" didn't understand that she was on the show to answer questions, not spout an inane, pre-prepared script.All of this was one show and in every instance, Laura justifiably interrupted every one of the idiots that didn't want to answer the questions.You see, a good interviewer will ask insighful questions and demand a response. I understand why liberals think anyone they agree with should get away with not having to answer questions, but that only explains why Conservative shows dominate the ratings and liberals aren't even a faint blip on the radar.

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    There was a lack of introductory background for this story...This hurt clarity for what was being discussed.

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