'Fact-checking' Michele Bachmann

Fact-checking sounds great in theory.  Wouldn't it be nice to see statements by politicians analyzed intelligently and dispassionately?  But expect the tooth-fairy to tuck the controlling shares for Brooklyn Bridge, Inc. under your pillow before you're likely to see fair and balanced fact-checking from the Friends of the MSM.  In fact, a University of Minnesota survey from 2011 revealed that over three-quarters of PoliFact's "pants-on-fire" ratings were given to Republicans and just 22% to Democrats.  PoliFact obviously has a Joe Biden filter. The numbers shouldn't be surprising.  PoliFact is a project of the left-leaning Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times.  Coincidentally, PoliFact won a Pulitzer prize the year after the CEO of Times Publishing was appointed to the Pulitzer board.  Factcheck.org is funded by the Annenberg Foundation.  Even before the death of its Reaganite founder, when it made a sharp left turn, an Annenberg...(Read Full Post)