Monday, February 20, 2012

Fact Checking "Glee"?

PolitiFact fact-checked Glee -- you know, the television musical program -- regarding a statement that by 2030, the majority of Americans would speak Spanish as their first language according to the census. They rated it "pants on fire", correctly. They were criticized for fact checking a fiction program

"You paid people to research, document, interview, write, edit and publish an essay ‘revealing the truth’ about a line in a comedy show. Extensive documentation. Eight interviews. Eight! That waste of other peoples’ time and money is reprehensible.. . . "

The sad part of the fact-check is that a large number of Americans probably get their political facts from fiction television because they spend more time with that than the facts!