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the locals know the mining business [...] It's hardly credible to see so many people deceived by those stones You seem to assume that everyone in South Africa is a miner. But South Africa has a population of 60 million, with just 450k employed in the mining industry (and of those, only 14k in diamond mining). One person in the video explicitly notes that ...


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As far as the law is concerned, in America, there is not, nor can there be, a legal "check and balance" with respect to bias in the media. This is protected by "freedom of the press" rights as set out in the Constitution. Of course, freedom of the press rights does not give them the right to publish falsehoods, as those who are damaged ...


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One could say we value the scientific method in policy discussions, but that may be a hard sell when looking at some of the counterexamples, with the WMD fiasco being a particularly pointed one. In that example, the media was involved in giving the government position the credibility it needed. For example in now famous articles: Gordon & Miller, NYT ...


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The timing follows the revelations by Matt Wiessler in ITV's The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Princess, which was shown on ITV on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 November 2020. While, as you note, the claims that false bank statements had been made to convince Diana to do the interview, the BBC had previously claimed that these were made by one rogue prop designer. ...


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The independent inquiry was commissioned by the BBC due to a request by Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, after he made new allegations regarding how the interview was secured in the wake of renewed public interest in the interview in the weeks preceding its 25th anniversary. The 25th anniversary of the interview was November 20th 2020, and this interest was ...


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