December 27, 2002
The latest talking points and the truth

On Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," last night, with Cal Thomas sitting in for Bill, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) outlined the Democratic strategy for attacking the Bush administration's handling of the War on Terror: They got the Patriot Act. I voted for it. It's going to lapse in 18 months. And some say: "Have we […]

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December 27, 2002
A concession, and proof that it really is the dismal science

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's latest offering is a pessimistic assessment of the economy. Of note in Krugman's analysis are two things: First, Krugman, possibly for the first time (it would be nice to have access to Lexis-Nexis), acknowledges that the Bush Tax Cut has benefited the economy -- if only "marginally." Second, Krugman […]

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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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