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Political Pinocchios, Fact Checking, and Journalist Responsibility

by Matthew L. Schafer No one ever said that telling the truth was easy.  As The Times’ Public Editor Arthur Brisbane recently discovered, having conversations about how to deal with the truth is even more difficult.  Brisbane, who with all … Continue reading

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Lie of the Year: Fact-Checkers are Worthless

by Matthew L. Schafer Recently, PolitiFact, a fact checking organization within the St. Petersburg Times, has been receiving heat.  It recently gave the “Lie of the Year” award to a whole slew of Democratic claims that Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget … Continue reading

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Fact Checking by Newspaper is a “New Low” Politician Says

by Matthew L. Schafer Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize winning fact checking website, is extending its war against misinformation as it expands to state newspapers across the country.  This has both pundits and politicians sweating under its scrutiny in fear of … Continue reading

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