“Just The Facts, Ma’am” – Fact Checking The Fed

by Mike Meyer
Daily Pfennig

The presidential debate season brings with it the time-honored tradition of the “fact check,” when media pundits search feverishly to verify, challenge, and support facts cited by the presidential hopefuls. Conspicuously, the current presidential challenge appears to have taken the fact check to new heights, with access to nearly instantaneous fact checks through social media channels. Given the recent circus surrounding the current presidential race, one almost expected the debate stage to be filled with “Gotcha Dancers” springing from behind the podiums, as if straight from Joan Callemesso’s news studio in the classic Parks and Recreation political comedy sitcom.1

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