Posts Tagged ‘PolitiFact’

Wake Me Up When It’s Over

It’s quite dispiriting to write a blog, particularly about things that matter, when the available media is so maniacally obsessed with things that, well, don’t.  So successful have the Republicans been in creating their post-reality “empire” that even those few in the media who know better are constantly reduced to anointing, say, Newt Gingrich, as [...]

What We’re Up Against

Ordinarily, you’d think that an upstart journalistic enterprise calling itself PolitiFact emerging in this era of Cokie’s Law, where whatever utter claptrap some politicians coughed up would nonetheless become widely believed despite its jaw-dropping falsity, would be a good thing.  And sometimes it is, especially when it eviscerates serial liars like, well, all the Republicans.  [...]