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Since the legacy media “fact checked” the Republican Convention,
shouldn’t conservative bloggers, in the interest of fairness,
get to fact check the Democrats’ gathering?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 2:34 am - September 5, 2012.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election,Blogging,Media Bias

Commenting on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Michael Barone quipped that there “was plenty of material for mainstream media fact checkers if they haven’t decided to go on vacation this week. The Romney-Ryan Medicare plan doesn’t cost seniors $6,000 a year, for example.

In  this post, I noted where bloggers/pundits for conservative web-sites had already uncovered (with actual evidence) the chair of the Democratic National Committee claiming she didn’t say something she actually said.

Yet, we haven’t seen any headlines yet on Yahoo! about Debbie’s little deception.  Since the “fact checkers,” as per Barone’s comment above, appear to have gone on vacation, maybe the folks at various “news” services could enlist some conservative bloggers to pick up the slack.

It would subject the Democrats to the same degree of scrutiny the Republicans received.

UPDATE:  So far, seems the legacy media have been shamed into fact-checking the Democrats though this hasn’t led Yahoo! which has chosen to lead today with an article on Mormons not voting for Romney (will they run an article on African-Americnas not voting for Obama?) and how the Democratic “rising star” says Romney “doesn’t get it.”  CNN questioning the Democratic claim of 4.5 million jobs created under Obama:

The figure of 4.5 million jobs is accurate if you look at the most favorable period and category for the administration. But overall, there are still fewer people working now than when Obama took office at the height of the recession.

Dan Riehl and Jammie Wearing Fools have more.

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5 Comments

  1. Did anyone really expect the media to hold the DNC to the same standard as the GOP?

    That is like putting the fox in charge of counting the chickens.

    Comment by Just Me — September 5, 2012 @ 8:04 am - September 5, 2012

  2. Facts? Numbers? Truthiness? Nah! When it comes to Democrats things like facts, numbers and the truth are racist and not to be questioned.

    Comment by runningrn — September 5, 2012 @ 9:58 am - September 5, 2012

  3. Was the subject of the deficit or the debt brought up at all past night?

    Comment by V the K — September 5, 2012 @ 10:24 am - September 5, 2012

  4. #3.. you mean as the debt clock ticked to $16 trillion?

    Comment by TnnsNE1 — September 5, 2012 @ 11:45 am - September 5, 2012

  5. It’s pretty hard to fact-check when you have your fingers stuck in your ears, your eyes shut and you’re screaming LA-LA-LA-LA….

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — September 5, 2012 @ 11:49 pm - September 5, 2012

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