Fact checking is suddenly all the rage on Sunday mornings in Washington (see Tapper, Jake).
Over the weekend, on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz got in on the craze, fact checking the Sunday public affairs shows at ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and CNN. Along the way, he caught everyone from Senator John McCain to Bill Clinton making factually iffy statements.
“This sort of fact checking takes time and sometimes gets bogged down in details,” said Mr. Kurtz. “I bet this isn’t the most exciting television segment you’ve ever watched. But we all ought to do more of it.”