chapter  3
Gatekeepers and Manipulators: Truth, Fairness, and Accuracy
Pages 37

THE reader may occasionally wonder if the authors of this chapter were writing on two different topics. Like trains going in different directions that pass in the night, there are few collisions-but a great deal of latent power-in this controversy. Among other things, David Gordon worries about “filters” that are self-imposed by members of the public, whereas John Michael Kittross goes more deeply into the nitty-gritty questions of gatekeeping and manipulation and asks the age-old question: What is truth? And both try to assign responsibility where they think it is due.