Alec MacGillis is good on the idea that fact-checking shouldn’t be some separate operation, but a part of every reporter’s articles. They shouldn’t outsource their job. The other point to be made here is that Politifact has been subject to a concerted effort from the right of demonization and slander, so this “Lie of the Year” move today was obviously something like a make-up call. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be stopping national Democrats from correctly pointing out that the Ryan budget would have ended Medicare.
keyboard shortcuts: V vote up article J next comment K previous comment