Hey look folks, Globe’s Noah Bierman is doing it right:
Kept at bay for months in the US Senate race by a pact curbing outside advertising, Karl Rove’s political group, Crossroads GPS, has begun blasting voters with “robocalls” targeting Elizabeth Warren.
One call criticizes Warren’s work leading a panel that monitored the federal bank bailout, erroneously suggesting she ran the bailout, and another claims that her support for President Obama’s health law could limit Medicare availability, even though the law does not propose doing so.
We’ve complained about the tendency of big media (including the Globe) to simply relay competing claims and leave the fact-checking to another article — or worse, the “opinion” section. Not here. Bierman calls Rove’s BS exactly what it is.
Well done. More like that, please.
(And yes, of course this scrutiny should apply to claims made by Democrats as well. It happens to be the case that Democrats these days don’t lie as often, easily, or blatantly as Republicans, but there’s always a temptation.)