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AP had to apply a Michele Bachmann fact-checking ‘quota’?

02 Oct

According to the Associated Press (AP), Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential loser Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made so many dubious claims during her primary campaign, especially during the GOTP debates, they had to enforce a “quota” for how many it fact-checked.

Editor Jim Drinkard, who oversees the organization’s fact-checking, made the revelation at a National Press Club panel on Wednesday. “We had to have a self-imposed Michele Bachmann quota in some of those debates,” he said.

“Often she was just more prone to statements that just didn’t add up,” Drinkard explained.

Some of Bachmann’s statements, according to independent fact-checking website Factcheck.org, included allegations that Obama’s health care reform legislation would cost 1.6 million jobs over five years and that there is “no jail” for terrorists captured on the battlefield.

Of course her most celebrated statement came during the CNN/Tea Party debate when she went after Rick Perry and called the HPV vaccine a “potentially dangerous drug.” Health experts debunked that claim, which pundits also targeted.

It’s long been known Bachmann plays fast and loose with facts, and that she might be more than a little crazy, but at least now people know how off base she really is; perhaps her constituents will finally see what everyone in the country sees.

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