Thursday, December 17, 2015


“Tonight’s debate will present another opportunity to test the theory that politically appealing fictions grab more voters than facts do. And news organizations are ramping up their fact-checking operations in anticipation of nights like tonight — though whether they are really responding to popular demand or trying to make facts matter against the prevailing odds may be a harder question to answer.

“‘There seems to be a trend story that . . . facts don’t matter and the electorate isn’t interested in facts,’ said Eugene Kiely, the director of one of the oldest fact-checking websites,”

“‘As long as politicians open their mouths we have a job,’ he said.”

—Hadas Gold, reporter, “Fact-checking the candidates in a ‘post-fact’ world,”, Dec. 15, 2015 

Editorial Comment: Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good campaign.

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