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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

WaPo gives Huckabee Two Pinocchios for telling the truth

Somebody check the water in their new building. The staff and management at the Washington Post are insane.

On Fox News on Saturday, Mike Huckabee said:
“More white people have been shot by police officers this past year than minorities.”
The Washington Post leaped on that statement.

It cannot be true, right?

Alas, the Posties discovered it is true. Fact-checker Michelle Ye Hee Lee wrote:
Huckabee appears to have cited the Post’s findings that of the 990 people shot in 2015, 948 people were male, 494 were white and 258 were black. So using raw numbers, Huckabee’s claim is accurate.
But she gave him two Pinocchios anyway because he's a Republican.

Seriously, Jeff Bezos should check the water because this is insane.

Or maybe they always have been insane because on November 23, 2014, Rudy Giuliani said on "Meet the Press":
“Ninety-three percent of blacks in America are killed by other blacks. We’re talking about the exception here.”
The same Postie checked it out and reported:
Giuliani responded by citing a statistic from a 2010 Bureau of Justice Statistics report which did, indeed, conclude that 93 percent of black homicide victims from 1980 through 2008 were killed by black offenders.
Nevertheless, she gave him Two Pinocchios.

It is not about fact-checking. It is about trying to discredit Republicans. Small wonder the Washington Post is considered a Democratic Party organ.


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  1. They're screwing up the narrative.

    We can't have that.

  2. They've been insane for years. Or bought off, I embrace the power of AND.

  3. Don't forget: They also gave Carly pinocchios for saying she went from secretary to CEO, and to Mitt for pointing out that the US Navy now has fewer ships since before WWI. Context, man, context.

  4. The Truth and Facts are irrelevant. - Elric

  5. Democrat operatives with bylines. Paid to lie.

  6. Seriously, do you believe that Bezos gives a rat's ass about the editorial policy of the WaPo when he can get free government giveaways for shooting rockets into space?

  7. Math is hard. Especially for J-school majors.

  8. Do they think readers are fooled by the equivalent of sticking their fingers in their ears and singing LALALALA?! I mean, the numbers are what they are. If we all pretend to ignore them, do they magically go away? No they do not. And people wonder why the media is dying ...

  9. prejudice (noun)

    1. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

    2. (Law) - harm or injury that results or may result from some action or judgement.