December 11, 2002
Thankfully Democrats aren't going overboard on this Trent Lott thing

Except for the New York Times editorial page. Specifically, columnist Bob Herbert. Look, Lott said something very stupid. It definitely hurt his reputation, and it is also hurting the Republican party. Lott should probably step down as Senate Majority Leader. But, Bob Herbert goes too far. But Mr. Lott is not the only culprit here. […]

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December 11, 2002
Well, this is interesting

It's now been widely-reported that some of the Sept. 11 hijackers may have used Mace or some other chemical to help takeover at least one of the hijacked planes. But what hasn't gotten a heck of a lot of press is this final paragraph: Last week, a German investigator testified that the business card of […]

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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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