260: The Facts Don't Matter

260: The Facts Don't Matter

Mar 12, 2004
There's what happened, and there's the story that gets told about what happened. Sometimes the two things don't match up very well. This week, two case examples—ripped, as they say, from today's headlines—of the story that's told becoming the truth, even though the facts don't back it up.
  • Producer Sarah Koenig talks to the people behind survey results—whose answers determine so much of political news. And it turns out that maybe the numbers are more complicated than they appear.GovernmentPolitics

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