Fact Checking Thee But Not Me

How long before the Washington Post and The New York Times jump on this whopper of an ad by Obama, the Patron Saint of clean and honest campaigns. I would advise you not hold your breath. (via: instapundit)

In Daytona Beach, Obama said that “if my opponent had his way, the millions of Floridians who rely on it would’ve had their Social Security tied up in the stock market this week.” He referred to “elderly women” at risk of poverty, and said families would be scrambling to support “grandmothers and grandfathers.” That’s not true.

Ironic too. The Washington Post made a big deal on Friday about a series of McCain ads linking the Obama campaign to Frank Raines, the man who presided over the greatest corruption of a financial institution since … well in my memory. Fact checking the McCain camp, which relied on a WaPo story,  the WaPo essentially said … don’t believe what you read in our paper. No fact check here … just we now choose to believe Obama. Stephen Hayes has a great breakdown on this

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  1. Brian Partridge
    Brian Partridge says:

    It's interesting that you title your post with the words "Fact Checking" and link to a site called "FactCheck.org", which is billed as being non-partisan.

    What's great about the post is that it proves to me that it truly is non-partisan, because I've now seen articles on the site that disprove statements made by both campaigns. So that organization is actually fact checking both thee and me.

    Maybe we add FactCheck.org's feed to the frontpage newswire?

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