Meet MSNBC’s fact-checker: Ezra Klein?!? Update: Klein’s blog falsely claims that Janesville auto plant closed in June 2008
When you’re calling in the creator of left-wing JournoList to check your facts, you’ve pretty much given up any pretense of fairness.
Then again, MSNBC doesn’t exactly hide its bias, so in a way Klein is a perfect fit for the left-wing cable network:
Oh good. Now MSNBC is checking in with Ezra Klein — formerly of JournoList and the American Prospect — for fact checking.
— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) August 30, 2012
To complete the hilarious circle MSNBC brings on Ezra Klein to "fact check"
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) August 30, 2012
Ezra Klein doing MSNBC's fact checking? Could they get a more factually challenged person?
— Call me Crazy, Lois. (@Mermaz) August 30, 2012
Hahahahaha @ezraklein fact checking. Oh, the humor.
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) August 30, 2012
— wiserbud (@WiserMeany) August 30, 2012
Will @ezraklein be crowd-sourcing his "fact-check" to a mailing list of registered Democrats?
— Blast Hardcheese (@claudeakinsmask) August 30, 2012
@StevieJWest when you bring n Ezra Klein as a "fact checker" you've hit self parody hall of fame
— misslexi (@misslexi9162) August 30, 2012
Klein once spread false, libelous information about Twitchy CEO Michelle Malkin, admits he can’t understand the Constitution because it’s old, and lied about his JournoList, but let’s not be too hard on the former far left-wing American Prospect blogger. After all, he has been known to tell the truth on occasion.
Broken clocks and all.
Update: This morning Ezra Klein’s blog includes a post from Dylan Matthews that falsely claims the Janesville, Wisc., auto plant closed in 2008 “when George W. Bush is (sic) president.” In fact the plant closed in 2009 under Barack Obama. Who will fact check the fact-checkers?