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What’s a hit piece?

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So there’s a difference of opinion here. There are indeed negative aspects of the story by Jason Horowitz, most notably its lede, which narrates a horrifying episode of bullying led by Romney at Cranbrook. Yet “hit piece” connotes intent, a plan to go out and get the subject. That’s a tall evidentiary threshold. What evidence can the hit-piece proponents marshal on this front?

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.


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