Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The American Spectator: PolitiFact's Fixers

Back in 2009, PolitiFact used Matthew Vadum as an expert source in a story about ACORN and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).

Vadum was subsequently appalled by the way the story turned out, as shown by his contribution to The American Spectator:
Journalistic bias is one thing, but journalistic arrogance is quite another.

When reporters claiming to be neutral political fact-checkers go beyond mere reporting to state with absolute certainty things they cannot possibly know, they run the risk of churning out political opinion masquerading as high-minded investigative journalism.
Be sure to read the whole thing.

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