Melber: step up the fact checking, say no to Breitbarting

Sarah Palin isnt the only one to coin a new word during this midterm election cycle. Ari Melber, national political correspondent for The Nation, created the word Breitbarted, or taking a video clip out of context to destroy another person. Right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart used this practice in taking a fragment of Shirley Sherrods speech to make it appear she didn’t help a white farmer because of race. Melber shared strategies for progressive journalists when he stopped at The UpTake booth at Netroots.

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