Fact Checking the Fact Checkers
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04-09-2012, 08:00 PM
RE: Fact Checking the Fact Checkers
(31-08-2012 03:40 AM)Jeff Wrote:  Paul Ryan Spoke the Truth About Obamacare

"Shortly after Paul Ryan’s speech ended last night, the left wing blogosphere and commentariat launched an attack on the vice presidential nominee for his supposed mendacity. They attacked from many angles, but the most substantial assault was on Medicare." http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/paul...51204.html

Politifact Lies About Paul Ryan and the Janesville GM Plant

"Last night Politifact Wisconsin issued one of the least factual and most skewed "fact checks" I've ever seen. Not only do they bend over backwards to provide cover to one of the most impotent promises President Obama ever made, they also simply lie about the key facts they use to label Paul Ryan's claim false. " http://mrctv.org/blog/politifact-lies-ab...e-gm-plant

Paul Ryan is angry at Obama for taking money out, but wants to privatize medicare, through a voucher system. Trolololol


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05-09-2012, 05:39 AM
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From the Wall St. Journal

In the 19th-century fairy tale "The Adventures of Pinocchio," the eponymous protagonist is a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming an actual boy. We suppose people who work as fact checkers have long dreamed of becoming writers and editors, who enjoy, respectively, the glory and the power in journalism.

Outside the world of journalism, fact checkers were pretty much unknown until recently. Like proofreaders, they work behind the scenes. Their job is quality control. The most rigorous fact-checking operations--The New Yorker's and Reader's Digest's are the best known among us who know about such things--would scrutinize every factual assertion in an article, reporting back so that any error could be corrected.

Over the past few years, many organizations have promoted "fact checkers" by making them writers, or perhaps demoted writers by making them fact checkers. No, it's more the former, because other writers have been bowing to the "fact checkers" as submissively as Barack Obama upon meeting some anti-American dictator.

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05-09-2012, 01:34 PM
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