The value of fact-checking in the 2012 campaign
By Bill Adair
Published on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 3:52 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.
Story, "The value of fact-checking in the 2012 campaign," PolitiFact, Washington, Nov. 8, 2012
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