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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August 27, 2012
Media Mash

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 […]

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August 7, 2012
Lies Obama told me

The left-wing Tax Policy Center and Obama’s sycophantic media (and Politifraud which rates it “Mostly True”) have joined up to look at the broad outlines and principles of Mitt Romney’s tax plan and decided that Republicans plan to raise taxes on the middle class while cutting them for the wealthy. The Wall Street journal has […]

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“Assault weapon” and “hate speech” are similar in that both don’t mean anything specific and the term exists mainly to try to limit rights.

“I don’t want to ban guns, just ill-defined assault weapons.”

“I don’t want to ban speech, just ill-defined hate speech.”

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