Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"True But False"

In 2004, The New York Times established a new journalistic standard, "Fake but Accurate." Now the Washington Post has given us "True but False."
We cannot fault the RNC’s math, as the numbers add up. But at this point this figure doesn’t mean very much. It may simply a function of a coincidence of timing — a brief blip that could have little to do with “Obama’s job market.” 

If trends hold up over the next few months, then the RNC might have a better case. But at this point we will give this statistic our rarely used label:



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