Tuesday, July 12, 2011

WaPo's "Fact-Check" invents new Democrats only rating

The Pinocchio Test

Becerra is sincere in his convictions and his statement is true, so far as it goes. Yes, Social Security in the past has not contributed to the nation’s debt. But it’s basically a meaningless fact and actually distracts from the long-term fiscal problem posed by the retirement of the baby boom generation and the shrinking of the nation’s labor pool.

We are going to label this with that relatively rare rating: “true but false.” (Still need to get an icon!)

True But False

Fred Hiatt World where truth must bend to Village idioms.


jimmiraybob said...

He's a goodspeaker and good versificator. Very doubleplus good. You're just guilty of oldspeak oldthink. Very ungood.

Report to room 101.

sukabi said...

sure there are facts and shit to back up his claim, but we don't like it one little bit so we're rating it false.

that's their rating distilled to factual-ness.

pansypoo said...

the rite seems to ignore that children contine to be born. of course the baby boomers refuse to share jobs.