Why don’t journalists link to primary sources? Definitely right that they should where possible.

At one stage, I thought that the user comments sections might help keep journalists at the top of their game, but seeing the varied signal to noise ratios in articles and especially comments makes me less confident.

A question, though. I’m unlikely to read all of the source articles, so couldn’t someone kind of fake it? A certain percentage would be picked up, but probably not that much given the vast amount of journalism out there.