April 10, 2012
This is how the media 'fact checks' Obama?
In an extraordinary move, the Washington Post is now 'fact checking' Barack Obama by interpreting what he might have meant to say, rather than what he actually said. The Post's Monday Fact Checker column was actually little more than a pretext to rationalize Obama's statement last week "that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law (Obamacare) that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." According to the Post, "we don't know whether the president's factual error was a mere slip-up or a purposeful attempt to mislead." Further the Post went on to claim, "we generally don't beat people over the head for off-the-cuff remarks." Yeah? Try telling that to Joe Wilson. Then the Post took the unprecedented, extraordinary step of incorporating later comments by Obama into the statement they were supposed to be fact-checking: We removed the word "unprecedented," since Obama walked that back, and...(Read Full Post)