The Republican and Democratic Conventions Were Fact Checkers’ Time to Shine

by David Bauder
Market Watch

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow ended her fact-check mission with a lightning round after President Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech — 12 corrections in about a minute.

Or, rather, 11 corrections and a prediction: “Joe Biden will not bulldoze the suburbs,” she said.

Throughout the GOP convention this week, MSNBC frequently countered speakers by breaking in to point out untruths, a notably aggressive approach at dealing with the vexing problem of lies or misleading statements made in real time.

Daniel Dale has the truth-telling assignment for CNN, and his breathless debunking of 21 statements made by the president became an online curio on Friday.

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