True, but conservative

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If you read any of the critics of the self-appointed fact-checkers at Politifraud, you’ll realize that the media organization is far from the unbiased referee it pretends to be. It’s a left-wing media organization through and through. One that’s actually worse that most at suppressing its biases. Today’s case in point is a Politifact Georgia “fact-check” […]

Journalism 101

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I’ve said before that the longer I’ve been out of newspapers and the news business, the more disdain and outright hostility I feel for too many of those who remain in it. It’s not petty jealousy. It’s the fact that when all I see is the crap they produce and don’t deal with them as people […]

Any idiot can get elected to Congress

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Today’s idiot is Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat of Texas, proof positive that intelligence, humility and a sense of shame are unnecessary (and possibly detrimental) to a career in the House of Representatives. Yes, that’s Ms. Lee claiming that the Democrats never tried to impeach President Bush. Does she think memories in Washington, D.C. are […]

Politifarce again

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Honestly, keeping on top of the hacks a “Politifact” could be a full-time job. Maybe the Koch Bros. could hire me at an exorbitant rate to school Politifraud on their own rules. Today’s case in point is a purported fact-check of Ann Coulter. For the record, I’m not a fan of Coulter. I haven’t read […]

Fact checking frauds

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To say I’m disgusted by the media’s so-called “fact-checkers” would be an understatement. Though they purport to hold themselves to some higher-standard for truthfulness than their “unbiased” colleagues, the truth is that they’re just peddling the same crap product in a slightly different package. Over the past week, a couple of “fact checks” from Politifraud have […]

Consistently dishonest

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Politifraud stepped in it again this week when it decided to intent-check a statement made by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio during the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. The statement Politifraud wanted to check was this: "Tonight, he even criticized us for refusing to raise taxes to delay military cuts – […]

On Tuesday

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I’m cautiously optimistic that early Wednesday morning, Barack Obama will become a lame-duck president. I know that it’s difficult to unseat an incumbent president, but Obama’s performance this past four years have been so disastrous, that it’s a minor miracle that he hasn’t already donned a hairshirt and retired to Hawaii. You’ve heard the numbers […]

Politfraud on oil production

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In tonight’s debate, Mitt Romney made a claim that’s been a GOP talking point for nearly a year: “Oil production is down 14 percent this year on federal land.” As is typical, this is a completely true statement. Politifraud gives you the numbers in its very fact check. But as is typical for opinion journalists, […]

Jobs or corporate profits?

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Pulitzer Prize-winning embarrassment Politifact decided to wade into the deep water by analyzing President Obama’s claim that the federal tax code has “loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping jobs overseas.” It’s another classic bit of analysis where Politifraud reaches far and wide to expand the claim in question so that they […]

Media Mash

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Sadly, the longer I’ve been out of journalism, the more my respect for journalists wanes. When I was sitting in a newsroom 5 days a week, I saw the work they produced was not always fair; it was not always complete; it was not always accurate. But at the same time, I interacted with those […]