Washington Post Publishes Jaw-Dropping, Unbelievable, Astounding Fact-Check
April 10, 2012 - 10:22 am
When I say “jaw-dropping” I’m as serious as can be. The Post‘s fact-checkers fact check the RNC, which uses numbers to point out that despite Obama’s “war on women” schtick, Obama’s economy has amounted to a war on women who want to work. Here’s the RNC’s claim.
“For far too long women have been left behind in Obama’s job market. Of the 740,000 jobs lost since Obama took office, 683,000 of them were held by women. That is truly unsustainable.”
The claim is full of these things called numbers, which should be simple enough to check. The Post wastes several paragraphs checking them, before coming to this thrilling conclusion:
Shorter Post: What the RNC said is true, but they’re lying liars anyway. This may be the most literal case ever of not allowing the facts to get in the way of the story. I screen capped it to preserve it for posterity (and dissuade the Post from trying NBC’s airbrushing trick once this blows back on them).
Just how many Pinocchio’s does the Post deserve for rating something true on the facts, yet false because they say so?