The WaPo fact checker gave Sen Sanders four Pinocchios; I gave him two Taminos

August 17th, 2015 at 8:48 am

Over at PostEverything. Jobs, fiscal policy, and Mozart opera–doesn’t get any better than that!

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2 comments in reply to "The WaPo fact checker gave Sen Sanders four Pinocchios; I gave him two Taminos"

  1. Smith says:

    There does seem to be a concerted effort in mainstream media (especially the New York Times and I guess the Washington Post) to aid the Clinton candidacy with articles, opinion pieces, and opinions masquerading as articles which try to blunt the force of Bernie Sanders. Not just me saying that if you read the comments critiquing the Times and see the number of people responding to the comments.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/15/us/politics/bernie-sanders-an-outlier-the-senator-begs-to-differ.html
    It may not be as bad as the campaign against Upton Sinclair, but give it time.


  2. urban legend says:

    You were way too nice to Glenn Kessler, Jared. Four Pinnochios was utterly ridiculous given the subtlety of interpretations possible and some leeway that should be given for political advocacy — especially since his “as many as” made his statement, first, correct and second, also tipped off the listener that he was talking about the higher end of the range. Kessler performed a serious disservice by jumping all over someone making a very important point about the job-killing effects of austerity, but then, given who he works for, you can’t expect him to understand economics.

    In refereeing, what Kessler did is called a “make-up call.” Gotta have balance, no matter how absurd the result.


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