PolitiFact, “ending” Medicare and the limits of fact-checking

(Blog Post) Last week, the estimable PolitiFact.com gave its harshest verdict – “Pants on Fire” – to a DCCC ad attacking the Republican plans to privatize Medicare. There are a bunch of exaggerations and questionable assertions in the ad (as in many political ads) but the nub of the issue was the assertion that “Republicans voted to end Medicare.” PolitiFact objected on these grounds:

Yes, the Republican plan would be a huge change to the current ... Full Story »

Posted by Fabrice Florin - via Jay Rosen, Dan Kennedy, Kaizar Campwala (t), Jeppe Kabell (t), Rachel Fus (t), Josh_Young (t), Donica Mensing (t), Joey Baker (t)

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by Patrick McGuire - Apr. 27, 2011

The article was well written and the author made his point clearly. But I couldn't wondering why the author was even bothering unless he is not a fan of Poltifact or similar sites.

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