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Outrage: AP 'Fact Check' Notes Bill Clinton's Record of Lying

7:18 PM, Sep 6, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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Former President Bill Clinton’s stem-winding nomination speech was a fact-checker’s nightmare: lots of effort required to run down his many statistics and factual claims, producing little for us to write about.

Republicans will find plenty of Clinton’s scorching opinions objectionable. But with few exceptions, we found his stats checked out.

Seriously? This is pathetic. I don't doubt that Bill Clinton's numbers added up and checked out. But so did Paul Ryan's! This is not the standard media fact checkers are applying. The issue was that fact checking organizations during the convention in Tampa were willing to kick up a lot of dirt by discussing context and counterarguments that were favorable to Democrats and call Paul Ryan a liar in the process. Bill Clinton can stand up and say that Obamacare can drastically slash Medicare payments to doctors and it will have no effect on medical care for seniors, and suddenly fact checkers have no need to add context pointing out the obvious: paying doctors a lot less will likely result in substandard care. I could go on about the "context" that might suggest everything Bill Clinton said was not on the level. But why bother? Factcheck.org says "his stats check out."

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