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Colbert Factchecking

Doing Something About Truthiness in Politics and News

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
Craig Newmark

There are plenty of good fact-checking efforts in progress. However, we need to address what Jon Stewart calls the "CNN leaves it there" problem, where a reporter sees that a public figure is lying, but doesn't fact-check him, saying that they have to "leave it there."

Jason Linkins

Colbert Discusses Sunday Morning Factchecking With Jake Tapper, Bill Adair (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Discussing the Sunday morning talk shows, which Colbert called "a grown-up version of Saturday morning cartoons," the show wove together a segment that began with Jay Rosen's suggestions for improving the format.