In episode #45 of Banter, Mark Hemingway of the Weekly Standard, sits down and discusses his distaste for political fact checking. Why doesn’t he like facts? Mark argues that these sites often reach beyond their mandate, analyze subjective statements, or attempt disguise opinion journalism as fact. Mark discusses some of the more blatant instances of bad fact checking before going to discuss the current state of the Republican primary caucus, what it’s like to work for the Weekly Standard, and the different cultures of the various conservative commentary magazines.
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