“No Filter” is a maddening look at politics and the press
If you aren’t familiar with the term, it’s what happens when a rival campaign collects opposition research and dumps it into the hands of a journalist eager to make a saucy headline.
The questions asked are so loaded with agenda and misinformation it’s infuriating. The press is not meant to be the strong arm of any politician.
Is it standard to attack a candidate’s parents for buying a house nearly three decades ago?…I’m not going to tell my elderly parents to leave their home of nearly 30 years to make a point to my political opponents.
Demand for real time constantly updating and exciting news stories has meant that standards have eroded in some places. Taking a moment to check the quality of your information is essential to the credibility of the press.
That’s not me; it is a different Jane Kim. Kim is actually a very common Korean name. Even though we received these questions less than 24 hours ago, my team Googled “Jane Kim” and “Ivy Enterprises,” called the company and spoke to this other Jane Kim who confirmed her employment.
Take a deep breath, then take a read.