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The value of fact checking in the 2012 campaign

By Bill Adair
Published on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

 

I am a fan of David Carr, the media writer at the New York Times, but he really misfired with his blog post"A Last Fact-Check: It Didn't Work."
  
Carr's point is that the tremendous amount of fact-checking of the 2012 campaign was worthless because it didn't stop the candidates from lying. "Both candidates’ campaigns laid out a number of whoppers, got clobbered for doing so, and then kept right on saying them," he writes.
  
We've heard this argument before.

Read the rest of my take here.
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PolitiFact, "The value of fact-checking in the 2012 campaign," Nov. 8, 2012

Researchers: Bill Adair

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