Ever wonder if politicians spouting forth on Sunday morning news programs are telling the truth? Now you’ll have a way of knowing, the New York Times reports.
ABC’s "This Week" is adding a fact-checking service from the Web site PolitiFact.com, which sorts through the statements made during the show to rate them on a meter that ranges from "true" to "pants on fire!" status.
The shortcoming of the service, which began this week, is that the judgments arrive several hours after the program ends (on Sunday, PolitiFact posted its first assessments seven hours after the show aired.) “I’m supposed to be the first line of defense. But this is an acknowledgment that immediate fact checking is often not as easy as it sounds," "This Week" interim anchor Jake Tapper said in the article.