Four Walter Mittys For WaPo Fact Checker

Poor Glenn Kessler. Ever since the last Presidential election (and probably before), it's been clear he imagines himself some sort of fanciful righter of wrongs, some ultimate arbiter of not just truth but also human intention - what he, Glenn, has divined that people really meant to do, in their heart of hearts. Simultaneously, it's been equally clear that what Kessler is often in reality doing...

PolitiFuct

I'm about the 39,023,742th person to write about this so far today, but I couldn't let the abomination of PolitiFact's "Lie of the Year" go by without my own comment. If you've been somehow living under a rock (or inside a mall, without 3G coverage) for the past day, the fact-chucking checking web site PolitiFact has released its annual, end-of-year "Lie of the Year" award. This year, the Lie of...

Fact Chuck

As the traditional media's news divisions have been forced to enter the 24-hour news cycle (meaning they have a lot more time to fill each day), and they've become profit centers (meaning they're now expected to compete not just on ratings but in revenue against not just each other, but CSI:Miami and American Idol, too), the budgets for in-depth, investigative journalism has gotten smaller and...