AP’s Obama ‘Fact-Check’ Does Not Meet the ‘Gotcha’ Threshold

This AP “fact check” (2/24/09) of President Barack Obama’s speech is, as usual, a sad effort. You really need to have some threshold for calling “gotcha,” and some of these–maybe all of these–really don’t measure up. Obama says, “Regulations were gutted for the sake of a quick profit at the expense of a healthy market,” and AP‘s Calvin Woodward and Jim Kuhnhenn retort, “This may be so, but it isn’t only Republicans who pushed for deregulation of the financial industries.” But Obama didn’t say–or suggest–that they were. Nor is he the sort of politician who routinely pretends that his party […]