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
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Read it and feel good, or possibly not good, about your neighborhood! The residents of Park Slope can feel smug; the residents of Harlem can get defensive; the residents of Williamsburg can fail to care. And really, getting defensive feels kind of good, and apathy is easy, 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 “fact-checking Read More
Not long ago, NYU Professor Jay Rosen suggested–given the rabid partisanship on display Sunday mornings–that Meet The Press enlist Politifact to measure the veracity of all its guests.
In case MTP wouldn’t do it, Mr. Rosen prodded interim This Week host Jake Tapper.
[Mr. Tapper] could institute the midweek fact check in a stroke. Read More