Saturday, 3 September 2011

handy, like a dictionary

in this day of rampant fraud within the oligarchies of the West,
where banks are stealing trillions, it's nice to know that some
nerds at a desk are making sure that nobody lies to the public.
Nobody. Not even a blogger. well, I just lied, right there.
"ding dong"
You'll excuse me, that's the door.

Their top lies have nothing to do with the banker's fraud,
assassination fraud, or radiation fraud,
cuz these guys check up on the media, not thieving bankers,
lying soldiers or naughty nuke barons.
Why do I get the impression that these guys are not really helping
the cause much.


Truth-O-Meter items with the highest traffic:

1. PolitiFact National: Jon Stewart says those who watch Fox News are the "most consistently misinformed." False.
2. PolitiFact Wisconsin: Rachel Maddow says Wisconsin is on track to have a budget surplus this year. False.
3. PolitiFact Wisconsin: Michael Moore says 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all Americans. True.
4. PolitiFact National: Tea party photo shows huge crowd — at different event. Pants on Fire.
5.PolitiFact National: Glenn Beck says less than 10 percent of Obama Cabinet has worked in private sector. False.

Odds and ends from the past year

The Truth-O-Meter on the Daily Show -- Jon Stewart earned a False for a claim he made during a Fox News interview and then, after apologizing for his mistake, read a list of False and Pants on Fire ratings earned by people on Fox.

Confessions and apologies -- A sizeable number of politicians and pundits acknowledged they were wrong after receiving False ratings, including Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann.

PolitiFact cartoon -- Editorial cartoonist Chip Bok featured PolitiFact in his July 4th cartoon. It showed a donkey and an elephant standing in front of the Declaration of Independence, with the donkey saying, "PolitiFact rates it True." [oooh, ha ha (repeat)- Cos 67]

Michele Bachmann's PolitiFact record -- On Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer asked Rep. Michele Bachmann why two-thirds of her PolitiFact ratings were False or Pants on Fire. After some back and forth between them, Schieffer said, "I have to say, Congresswoman, I asked you a question and you -- to my knowledge, I don't believe you answered it."