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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has a friend in PolitiFact Ohio, the leftist “fact checking” wing of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It’s no wonder: Sherrod has been a fixture of deep-blue Cleveland politics for decades, and his wife was a Plain Dealer columnist until she resigned after being caught on tape filming Senate challenger Josh Mandel at a Tea Party event last year.
Consider the lone Sherrod Brown statement ruled “Pants on Fire” by PolitiFact Ohio – a recent story about the campaign debate schedule which opened with, “It seems a tad silly for PolitiFact Ohio to wade into a debate on debates…”
By the time PolitiFact Ohio had given Brown one “Pants on Fire” ruling over an inside-baseball issue no one cares about, PolitiFact Ohio had kneecapped Mandel repeatedly on issues central to the campaign.
As if to confirm my July 28 Big Journalism column about what shameless left-wing hacks they are, the Cleveland Plain Dealer published a story on July 29 titled, “Campaign attacks give Josh Mandel Pants on Fire crown,” again lamenting that Mandel is found to be dishonest when journalists cherry-pick, twist, and smear his statements.
“The Pants on Fire ratings show that he has been prone to repeat talking points and make incendiary comments that are longer on rhetoric than fact,” opined PolitiFact Ohio Truth Arbiter – and liberal Democrat – Tom Feran.
Let’s help PolitiFact Ohio out, since the fact checking shop struggles to find remarks from Sherrod Brown that are long on rhetoric & short on fact.
Following are thirteen of Sherrod’s statements PolitiFact Ohio has missed since its creation mid-2010. The first four are from Sherrod’s Oct. 3, 2010 USA Today editorial, “How to fight Tea Party’s faux populism” – a national column by a U.S. senator that somehow escaped PolitiFact’s all-seeing eye.
This only scratches the surface, but everything Sherrod says is a variation on the same few themes: unions are responsible for all that’s right in America, conservatives and CEOs are to blame for all that’s wrong, and our only hope lies in bigger government.
Sen. Brown is welcome to his asinine opinions, but it’s a shame the Democrat writers and editors at PolitiFact Ohio are too busy slamming Josh Mandel to cast a skeptical eye on Sherrod’s thinly-veiled socialism!
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