Following Stephen Colbert’s interview with Bill Adair, editor of the Pulitzer prize-winning PolitiFact, I’m delighted to report that PolitiFact continues to use its powers for good: Monday night’s episode of The Colbert Report has been subjected to the fact-checking superstars over at PolitiFact (internal links omitted).
We bring truthiness to ‘The Colbert Report’
By Amy Hollyfield
Published on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 12:02 a.m.
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To get a taste of the Truth-O-Meter, the Colbert producers asked us to fact-check a few claims from Monday’s show. Bill didn’t get a chance to discuss them on the show, but you can find them on our home page. We checked:
Jeffrey Toobin’s claim that a filibuster has not been used successfully against a Supreme Court justice. A claim from Julian Assange that the WikiLeaks video shows the soldiers were given authority to fire before “RPGs” were mentioned. Colbert’s claim that John Paul Stevens is the last Protestant on the Supreme Court.
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Suffice it to say that I was tickled by the outcome.
You can also read Adair’s recap of his visit with Stephen here. Re-watch the segment below, and enjoy!
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