- PolitiFact: Occupy Providence sign says Goldman Sachs CEO earns in an hour what minimum wage worker earns in a year
PolitiFact ranks as "false" the claim that the CEO of Goldman Sachs earns as much in an hour as a minimum-wage worker makes in a year. Which seemed like good news, until I read their article. It turns out that it takes him one hour and forty minutes to make that much. I'm not sure that's going to make anybody feel better.
- Jay Rosen: Lefty journalism professor tries to discredit the Tea Party by passing along sensational footage to his buddies at the Times!!!
Is there anybody left who takes James O'Keefe seriously? One can mix and match anybody's words to make them look foolish, but one shouldn't pretend that's anything other than being goofy.
- New York Times: Report of Justice Dept.’s $16 Muffin Greatly Exaggerated
It wasn't true, for reasons that were perfectly obvious to me (and any event planner) at the time. Fear not: the story will live on as urban legend for decades to come.