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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I Like the New Washington Post Fact Check

here. They haven't really messed with top tier candidates yet, but the point is that they don't give passes for statements that the congnescenti know are false and consider rhetoric for the rubes, hence they check

"If you look back over our history, it will not take you long to realize that our people have shed more blood for other people's liberty than any other combination of nations in the history of the world."

Which doesn't get a pass for being clearly false and patriotic


"In countries that have redefined marriage, where they've said, 'OK, it's not just a man and a woman, it can be two men, two women,' the marriage rates in those countries have plummeted to where you have counties now in northern Europe where 80 percent of the first-born children are born out of wedlock... And currently in this country -- currently -- we're at 36 percent of our children born out of wedlock."

Which doesn't get a pass for being loony Christian and therefore a matter of religion.

and finally ""Americans are getting fatter and dumber."

Which doesn't get a pass for being harsh, contrarian and politically suicidal (and, as they note Gravel should know his dumb being an dumb as a rock)

Of course they will probably get around to nit picklering before it is over, but a good start.

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