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Monday, October 10, 2011
Pinocchio Tracker? from the Washington Post
Great Idea - How many times do you just know the candidate is lying? This "Tracker" is great if people will take seriously its results! Go to the Washington Post Website to see the results on each candidate
We are pleased to launch our Pinocchio tracker for the 2012 campaign, developed with the brilliant assistance of Lori Williams at Tableau Software.
At a glance, it will tell you how the various candidates have fared
in Pinocchio checks. It lists each rating, with a link to the relevant
article. If you hover over a candidate’s name, the tracker will also
calculate the average number of Pinocchios a person has received. We
plan to update this tracker at the end of every week.
Conservatives may be pleased to see that President Obama has been
graded far more than any other candidate, though they could knock The
Fact Checker for giving what they believe are too many ratings on the
lower end of the scale. We seriously have not kept track of this—we call
’em as we see ’em—but we think it is related to the fact that the
president has a large staff for vetting his statements. We think it is
no coincidence that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has an average
rating similar to Obama’s, because he also has a good-sized research
Meanwhile, candidates who tend to shoot from the hip—such as Rep.
Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)—have ended up with far more Pinocchios.
We have not yet decided what to do with candidates who have dropped
out of the race, so for the moment former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty
remains listed in the tracker. link