On whether ‘Meet the Press’ should meet the facts

Last night, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert took up the overdue issue of whether the Washington elites who spout on Sunday news shows should have their facts checked:

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11 comments Add your comment

Lucy

April 15th, 2010
10:38 am

I would love to see some basic fact-checking. It would make the show 100% more interesting.

green green

April 15th, 2010
10:38 am

Factcheckers? When’s the last time any media could afford fact checkers? Heck, I hear copy editors are gone in a lot of places … :) Sorry, I wish things were still legit. Don’t believe anything you read or hear.

AJC suckup

April 15th, 2010
10:56 am

Yea, like the self serving “fact checkers” on CNN’s “(Un)Reliable Sources” who attempt to cover up their gross bias.

Fact checking – just like the guests pronouncements on those shows – are open to debate.

Think Rush Limbaugh’s and Al Gore’s fact checking on the same issues might be slightly different?

DirtyDawg

April 15th, 2010
11:37 am

Don’t worry Jim, I’ll keep you honest. And I’ll keep the all those tea-baggin’, rightwing, big-liars honest as well. Just trust me, cause I’m always right…er, correct.

Scott

April 15th, 2010
11:52 am

Scott

April 15th, 2010
12:01 pm

At the link to politifact, check out Rush, Hannity, and Michele Bachmann. There is not much in the way of truth coming from any of them

Beelzebubba Demon of the South

April 15th, 2010
2:56 pm

Good news and more good news:
Good news- Politicians now have to stick to the facts.
More good news- Politicians now don’t have anything to talk about.

T Knight

April 15th, 2010
3:40 pm

Asking them to check their facts, asking if they could read the bill before they sign their name to it, I don’t believe the truth is in this administration. They are so radical and set on acheiving their agenda that facts are of no concern.

Greg

April 15th, 2010
3:52 pm

Old journalism adage: “Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.”
New political adage: “If you say it enough, it becomes a fact.”

White House Needs Fact Checking

April 16th, 2010
11:29 am

Colbert would do more of a public service by checking the facts on Obowma. That man plays fast and loose with the truth. For all of you overly sensitive Zombies, that’s a nice way of saying he’s a liar.

Aaron Burr V. Mexico (the original)

April 16th, 2010
3:54 pm

Libs do not have facts, they have Obama approved talking points. Item: When unemployment was under five percent, the libs were saying we were in a recession (Bush was pres ‘05). Unemployment now is at 10% and were are in a “jobless recovery”. (Obama President). No one watches or reads the dinosaur media any way, so it is really not a big deal. Go fact check yourself, Jumbo G, you fat, ruddy hack. How ’bout that?