June 23, 2015
Politifraud is Mostly Useless

The fact-check itself is interesting only in that it is an example of a Politifraud admission against interest. What I want to draw attention to is the Editor's note as evidence that Politifraud is Mostly Useless. Really? I'm trying to understand exactly how ignorant of the world you have to be not to know that […]

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February 25, 2015
Journalism 101

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 […]

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July 30, 2014
Any idiot can get elected to Congress

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 […]

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October 16, 2013
Politifarce again

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 […]

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October 8, 2013
Fact checking frauds

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 […]

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February 16, 2013
Consistently dishonest

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 – […]

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October 16, 2012
Politfraud on oil production

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, […]

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October 10, 2012
Politifraud follow-up

As I was writing last night’s critique of Politifraud’s sorry ruling on whether the U.S. tax codes contains incentives for businesses to move jobs overseas I noted that there were a few people who were listed as having been interviewed in right hand column that were nevertheless not quoted in Politifraud’s main analysis. The very […]

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October 9, 2012
Jobs or corporate profits?

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 […]

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August 28, 2012
Taking Politifraud to the woodshed

National Review in an unsigned editorial posted today lays out yet more reasons why the self-appointed watchdogs at Politifact can’t be trusted. I encourage you to read the whole thing, but there’s one part I want to highlight and then elaborate on. PolitiFact’s other arguments are that Medicare spending will continue to rise and that […]

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