This doesn’t happen every day, but good for the Los Angeles Times for calling out the ubiquitous falsehood about Obama supposedly waiving welfare reform’s work requirement right in its headline:Howie P.S.: If you have the appetite here's "Fact checking the GOP Convention’s opening night" by Glenn Kessler in the WaPo.
Rick Santorum repeats inaccurate welfare attack on ObamaAs Kevin Drum says: “it’s about time reporters and copy editors started putting this stuff front and center.” And, indeed, the LA Times does this, in its headline and with this highly placed sentence: “In fact, Obama did not waive the work requirement.”
The lie debunked here, of course, is central to Mitt Romney’s campaign; it is airing in ads in multiple swing states that are reportedly backed by heavy buys, and Romney and his surrogates have been repeating it in one forum after another for weeks on end. MORE...
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Greg Sargent: "Call out the lies right in your headlines"