My Blog

Politifact

Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Politifact’

Krugman in his NYT column:  “There have been some job gains in the McMansion State since Mr. Christie took office, but they have lagged gains both in the nation as a whole and in New York and Connecticut, the obvious points of comparison.”

Politifact compares statements made by Christie’s spokesman and the jobs stats, and finds the Princeton-based economist’s statements to be accurate.  Job growth is indeed lagging behind the national average.  In addition to the slow rate of growth, unemployment in NJ is at 9.1% (April, Bureau of Labor) while the national average is at 8.1%.

Heh. “McMansion State.” Methinks Paul Krugman is a Redditor.

Categories: Economics Tags: Chris Christie, fiscal conservative, New Jersey, NY Times, Politifact

Once again, Jon Stewart, without aiming for that particular end, defends his controversial title as the most the trusted name in news.

I’ve seen his stand-up and he’s not the funniest guy. (During the writer strike, I think Colbert outshined him on comedic wit.) But Stewart’s an expert on pointing out hypocrisy, and, because I can think of no other words, so very very right.

He then goes back to The Daily Show to accuse Fox of airing a heavily edited version:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-20-2011/fox-news-channel—fair—balanced

And he later corrects his mistake that all of Fox News viewers are the most misinformed to most of Fox News viewers are the among the misinformed, with the exception of a couple shows. Politifact readers backlash to the “false” verdict. 

Video of Jon commenting on Politifact: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-21-2011/fox-news-false-statements

(If someone can tell me how to embed these Daily Show videos without upgrading my wordpress account, that’d be great. Copy and pasting the site’s given embed code into the html box doesn’t work.)

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: Christ wallace, Daily Show, Fox news, FOX News Sunday, Full interview, jon stewart, Politifact, unedited