December 3, 2002
Seeing how this is a pretty good day to do it

In the spirit of Christmas cheer inspired by my father, I have created my own wish list for this holiday season. When my father taught U.S. Hoystory at Santana High School, during the month of December he would write what he wanted for Christmas on the board -- encouraging his students to express their generosity. […]

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December 3, 2002
Having it both ways

Sen. John Kerry (Super-D - Mass.) kicks off his campaign for his party's 2004 presidential nomination by taking aim at the Bush tax cut. "The largest cost of the Bush tax giveaway will not be borne by any of us here today -- it will be paid for by our children. We're borrowing from Social […]

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December 3, 2002
Reading comprehension problem, or willful mischaracterization (aka lie)?

I was skeptical upon reading New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's latest column attacking the Wall Street Journal editorial page. [C]arping critics of the conservative movement have been known to say that its economic program consists of little more than tax cuts, tax cuts and more tax cuts. I may even have said that myself. […]

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🧵Please indulge me more on this topic: Yesterday's Bloomberg article misrepresenting Thune's comments on entitlement reform is part of a broader issue:
Most media coverage of Social Security, Medicare & unsustainable debt has long been narrative-driven and, yes, dishonest. (1/)

More broken accountability at the International Fact-Checking Network (@factchecknet) and the @Poynter Institute.

The IFCN allows people to register complaints about the its stable of "verified" signatories to its code of principles. @Google and @YouTube $hould pay attention.
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