I sometimes read a news report about a science story, and find myself suspecting that there are either inaccuracies in it, or at least a gap in the story – some important piece of information seems to be missing. Sometimes I follow up by checking to see if my favorite skeptical bloggers have blogged about it, and once in a rare while I will look up the original source if I can get access to it. But often I’m too busy (or lazy) to actually do that follow up, and this makes me feel like a bad skeptic.
Do you look for more information when a news story sounds fishy to you? Do you ever seek out the original source? If you don’t do that, do you feel guilty too, or is that just me?