January 9, 2012
Yeah, I wasn't letting this one go just because we had a break for the holidays and the primaries have started.
Looking back on it, I think I'm getting the point across here about PolitiFact's snotty and near-instantaneous immolation of its credibility. It's not just that they were wrong; it's that they pretty much bragged about how they didn't care. Long time readers of this strip may remember where it got its namesake- a reference to the same type of self-appointed "fact checkers" back in 2004 who decided that they were unbiased and infallible arbiters of truth because they registered a domain name.
It already appears that we may have just begun the most petty and juvenile election campaign in American history, and mainstays of our media are taking bold stances by determining if calling a candidate a poopyhead merits three or four arbitrary cartoon characters. The paper that brought down Nixon rates policy statements on a Pinocchio scale. Democracy is too good for us.