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 Read More
On This Week yesterday, Bill Clinton shot down the fashionable hypothetical that–in a throwback to the bygone days of Washington civility and William Howard Taft–President Obama might nominate Mr. Clinton to the Supreme Court.
“I think I would enjoy it, but I don’t think it would be a good idea,” Mr. Clinton told Read More
“They call it This Week, but most of it happened last week. The whole show’s a lie,” Stephen Colbert told ABC’s Jake Tapper and PolitiFact editor Bill Adair last night on The Colbert Report.
Asked whether his truth goons had nailed anybody, Mr. Adair was happy to show off Chuck Schumer’s scalp.
“We nailed–so Read More
Well, well, Chuck Schumer should have known better than to try to slip one by This Week this week.
“If you look at who President Obama has nominated, somebody like Judge Sotomayor, who got nine Republicans to vote for her, no one questioned that she was out of the mainstream,” Schumer said in Read More
The great Sunday Morning Fact-Checking Experiment began this week on This Week.
And this we now know: Jon Kyl tells the truth about filibustering.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, on the other hand, he peddles half-truths about the Bush administration’s nuclear policy. (Or, he just refers to their stated position towards Read More
This Sunday, Bill Adair, Washington bureau chief of the St. Petersburg Times and editor of PolitiFact, will join ABC News to fact check the newsmakers (Hillary Clinton! Robert Gates! Rudy Giuliani!) appearing on ABC’s This Week.
Jake Tapper will be hosting.
Mr. Tapper and Mr. Adair know each other from Read More
In the end, perhaps somewhat predictably, David Westin went with the biggest star.
Today, Mr. Westin, the president of ABC News, officially announced that the network had hired Christiane Amanpour as the new anchor of the Sunday public affairs program, This Week.
The high-profile D.C. gig has been vacant since the fall when George Stephanopoulos replaced Read More