Monday, November 24th, 2014

The value of fact checking in the 2012 campaign

We've published more than 7,000 Truth-O-Meter rulings.
We've published more than 7,000 Truth-O-Meter rulings.

 

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.