What is a ‘Truth Sandwich’?

As journalists grapple with how to accurately report on false or misleading statements without further spreading misinformation, the “truth sandwich” has been making its way onto the menu, so to speak, at some media outlets. Berkeley linguist George Lakoff recently came up with the strategy that he decided to call the truth sandwich. Here’s how to build one: Lead with the truth. In the middle of the report, briefly describe the falsehood. And then fact-check the misinformation and repeat the truth.