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  • ‘Wrong Alice, guys’: MSNBC has trouble paying tribute to Ann B. Davis [pic, video]

    06/03/2014 2:15:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 6/2/14
    Ann B. Davis, aka Alice from “The Brady Bunch,” passed away this past weekend. This morning, MSNBC took a moment to remember her — by showing a picture of someone else:
  • GRAPHIC! Obama's Re-Election Case Rests On 5 Phony Claims

    10/08/2012 2:01:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 3, 2012 | JOHN MERLINE
    In making his case for re-election in the face of historically high unemployment and sluggish growth, President Obama has a simple and straightforward argument. Things were terrible when I arrived, he says, thanks to Bush-era policies of tax cuts and deregulation. We stopped the decline, but the ditch was so deep that it will take time to get out. Still, we are making progress, even if it isn't as fast as everyone would like. So the last thing we want to do is return to the failed Bush policies that, he says, drove us into the ditch. That argument appears...
  • Fact checking the fact checkers.

    10/06/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 9 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/6/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Fact-checking is evolving from a newspaper dominated activity to a favorite sport on the Internet. After all, all it takes is a computer and a search engine. One of the most popular activities is fact-checking the fact-checkers in the media. I thought I would give it a go after reading the fact-checkers at FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a blatantly Liberal organization. This should not surprise anyone since higher ed lists so far Left that Columbia Professor Nicholas De Genova only made news on the Right when he proclaimed "The only...
  • CNN Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs ...

    09/05/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT · by bigbob · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-5-12 | CNN Wire Staff
    <p>Anyone watching the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night heard the number 4.5 million several times.</p> <p>"Despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition, our president took action, and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs," San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the party's keynote speaker, said.</p>
  • Fact-checking the factcheckers on Paul Ryan’s speech

    08/30/2012 9:14:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Seems like fact checkers need to do some fact checking of their own assumptions. Paul Ryan's speech last night included a reference to a GM plant in Janesville that closed, which Ryan used to criticize Barack Obama for failing to meet his campaign promises. A number of "fact" checkers jumped all over Ryan's anecdote to claim that he lied about the circumstances of the plant's closure. We'll just take one example, from the AP's "fact" check: RYAN: Said Obama misled people in Ryan's hometown of Janesville, Wis., by making them think a General Motors plant there threatened with closure could...
  • Conservative Fact Checking: Destroying the myths about job growth

    02/13/2012 8:48:31 PM PST · by ChuckRogers · 10 replies
    Conservative Fact Check ^ | 2/13/2012 | Chuck Rogers
    The negative job growth that began during the last year of Bush's presidency was perfectly normal, and even expected; it was the natural byproduct of the market correction. It was expected to last for about a year -- and, it did. Job creation was expected to return to normal in February of 2009, but as the chart shows, under Obama's dismal leadership, job creation recovered too slowly, taking a year to get to baseline, when it should have taken no more than three months.
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and ‘Fact Checking’

    12/12/2011 9:25:09 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Mark Hemingway
    If you’ve ever found yourself engaged in a futile, one-sided argument with a politician on your TV screen, you’re hardly alone in your frustration. However, if you’re inclined to jot down such intemperate outbursts, and have the chutzpah to charge people for your services​—​you might have what it takes to join the ranks of one of journalism’s most popular and elite new breeds. They call themselves “fact checkers,” and with the name comes a veneer of objectivity doubling as a license to go after any remark by a public figure they find disagreeable for any reason. Just look at the...
  • Obama: I'm for natural gas..blah, blah

    04/01/2011 2:38:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 31, 2011 | Abby Wisse Schachter
    It must be tough for Glenn Kessler over at the Washington Post. He's responsible for "fact checking" Obama's pronouncements and does an intersting job today dissecting the president's most recent energy speech . He picks out a few of Obama's claims on oil and drilling and low and behold finds that much of what Obama claims is not exactly correct, or a complete lie (Pinocchio is what Kessler calls it). Obama spoke about lowering our oil imports. The President carefully ignored the fact that imports were downlast year because of the recession and Kessler correctly points out that further reductions...
  • You Mislead! Fact-Checking Obama [A Dossier of Deception!]

    09/28/2009 9:15:00 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 794+ views
    National Review ^ | September 28, 2009
    September 28, 2009 You Mislead! Fact-Checking Obama. Michael F. Cannon and Ramesh Ponnuru. It is a good thing that other congressmen did not follow Rep. Joe Wilson’s lead. If they yelled out every time President Obama said something untrue about health care, they would quickly find themselves growing hoarse. By our count, the president made more than 20 inaccurate claims in his speech to Congress. We have excluded several comments that are deeply misleading but not outright false. (For example: Obama pledged not to tap the Medicare trust fund to pay for reform. But there is no money in that...
  • 'Jim Thompson' of Free Republic Is One of Keith Olbermann's Worst Persons In the World

    07/14/2009 4:11:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 811 replies · 19,147+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Monday, July 13, 2009 | Keith Olbermann
    The runner-up, Jim Thompson, the owner of the right wing website Free Republic, which has moderated comments, meaning a grown up is supposed to read them and delete the crazier ones. But Thompson‘s folks waited as long as three days removing a comment thread devoted to the racist rage of a disturbing large number of his posters, possibly some of the same people who had previously conducted polls on the site on how best to topple the freely elected government of the United States. After President Obama‘s daughter appeared in a t-shirt with a peace sign on it at the...
  • Are Newsmax and WorldNetDaily legitimate news sources?

    03/21/2005 1:55:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies · 1,376+ views
    Do you consider Newsmax and WorldNetDaily to be legitimate sources for the news?
  • Our Word - Our Apology Student Newspaper duped in hoax (for 18 months)

    08/27/2005 8:18:20 AM PDT · by bigbob · 23 replies · 844+ views
    The Daily Egyptian ^ | 8/26/05 | Daily Egyptian Staff
    Our Word - Our Apology It was a heart-rending story--a blonde waif, her mother dead, entrusted to the care of a family friend while her father fought with the 101st Airborne in Iraq. The youngster was intelligent, friendly and engaging, and developed close bonds with many of the newsroom staff. Then a week ago came the news that her father had been killed in Iraq. Every war casualty leaves a trail of pain, but the story of a 10-year-old girl losing her only parent to the war is particularly poignant, and the Chicago Tribune showed interest. In the course of...
  • The blog that ate real journalism - (what Huffington's crash-and-burn debut really means!)

    05/12/2005 7:56:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 974+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | MAY 11, 2005 | CAL THOMAS
    The Huffington Post, an Internet blog that debuted May 9 after a campaign that would have delighted P.T. Barnum, makes me nostalgic for the good old days of journalism. It isn't that its founder, Arianna Huffington (who named it for herself in true Hollywood "enough about me, not what do YOU think about me" fashion) doesn't have every right to join the increasingly clogged blog superhighway. Rather, this blog has an agenda and speaks mostly to people who already believe what most of its writers say. In The Huffington Post, the musical genius Quincy Jones explains that Michael Jackson's problem...
  • GovTrack.US -- new Federal search engine

    01/15/2005 9:52:25 AM PST · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 21 replies · 1,181+ views
    from site ^ | 1/15/2005 | Blurblogger
    "...Technorati, a blog search engine, announced the winners of their first developers contest...GovTrack scored #1 for integrating the blogosphere with the world of U.S. legislation...." (from news release on the site)
  • Blogging As Typing, Not Journalism

    11/09/2004 2:54:34 PM PST · by ArcLight · 42 replies · 957+ views
    CBS News.com ^ | 11/9/2004 | Eric Engberg
    The public is now assaulted by news and pretend-news from many directions, thanks to the now infamous "information superhighway." But the ability to transmit words, we learned during the Citizens Band radio fad of the 70’s, does not mean that any knowledge is being passed along. One of the verdicts rendered by election night 2004 is that, given their lack of expertise, standards and, yes, humility, the chances of the bloggers replacing mainstream journalism are about as good as the parasite replacing the dog it fastens on.
  • Debate Fact Checking - ABC

    09/30/2004 8:19:43 AM PDT · by Smartaleck · 14 replies · 833+ views
    ABC News via the Notes ^ | 09-30-2004 | ABC News
    And don't miss continual updates and fact checking in real time on Noted Now on ABCNEWS.com.
  • pajama brigade software proposal

    09/15/2004 9:56:21 AM PDT · by drangundsturm · 10 replies · 288+ views
    Just brainstorming here. As we all have seen, the "pajama brigade" has proved to be able to expose major media errors and obvious bias. But, what if the freepers were even more organized? Could software take this fact-checking beyond the blog? Consider the kind of software used by Project Gutenberg. They scan a public domain book and have software that can feed out the OCR results one page at a time, along with an image of the scanned page. Thousands of volunteers proof read the OCR output and submit corrections. If a person only has time to proof one single...
  • A Correction

    12/05/2003 8:39:34 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 7 replies · 107+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 5, 2003 | Anon
    An obituary on this page yesterday erroneously reported the death of Katharine Sergava, a dancer and an actress who portrayed the dream-ballet version of Laurey, the heroine, in the original production of "Oklahoma!" Friends of hers reported the error yesterday. The obituary was based on one in The Daily Telegraph of London on Nov. 29. The Times was unable to confirm her death independently and, through reporting and editing errors, omitted attribution. The Telegraph says it has begun its own inquiry. Ms. Sergava, who is 94 and has lived in Manhattan for many years, was hospitalized in November and is...