The State of the Union is typically a US president’s most-watched speech of the year. So Tuesday night is a big stage for President Trump. And I’m wondering: Are the networks and their fact-checking teams up to the task?
Media outlets are more aggressively fact-checking political statements — a function often pushed into the background when campaigns end — finding innovative new formats and seeing keen interest among consumers. An administration that views that the press as the opposition is reinvigorating it.