PolitiFact Texas, launched six months ago, has fans and objectors--the latter includingLt. Gov. David Dewhurst who told NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik: “This is regrettably a new low for the Austin American-Statesman and for this particular group. It shouldn't be in the newspaper. It should be on the editorial page. I mean, for heaven's sakes.”
Folkenflik's report aired this week, touching off reaction across the land.
Before we sink into full-blown summer — abundant with fresh statements to test, we hope — let’s unload our mailbag. It’s too heavy to carry through July. These reader notes are edited for length and style.