“Rich, a 27-year-old staffer at the Democratic National Committee, had been gunned down in Washington, DC, in July, seemingly the victim of a violent crime. Earlier that day, however, a local Fox TV station had reported — in a claim that would quickly be debunked — that Rich had ties to WikiLeaks, and that his death was, rather than the tragic result of random violence, instead evidence of a deeper conspiracy.” The story was fake. But it continued to be told, loudly, by Fox News (especially Sean Hannity). Fox News ultimately issued a brief retraction, but as Megan Garber explains: It’s Too Late for Fox to Retract Its Seth Rich Story. (It’s time for Fox to retract Sean Hannity.)

+ WaPo: The Seth Rich lie, and how the corrosion of reality should worry every American. (This is not about journalistic biases, or getting views on a story from both sides of the aisle. It’s about giving credence to outright lies.)

+ And then there’s the bias of font size.