Reports that Israeli scientists found a cure for cancer ricocheted across the globe this week. Most local news outlets ran a watered-down version of the Jerusalem Post report and very few did additional reporting to verify the claims. Should outlets be more careful about publishing reports they have not verified?

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Jon Keller of WBZ News, freelance political columnist Jennifer Braceras, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Dante Ramos of The Boston Globe.