Ukas beste politiske karikatur kommer fra Nate Beeler (The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio). Du ser flere av ukas beste politiske karikaturer på Facebooksiden vår.
Bakgrunn: Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota, 6. kongressdistrikt) ble denne uken omtalt som «a fact checkers dream«. Det er Glenn Kessler, mannen bak «The Fact Checker»-bloggen på WashingtonPost.com, som står for formuleringen:
The announcement that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is not seeking reelection will leave the Capitol a much less interesting place to fact check. As one of our colleagues put it, “The entire fact checking industry may have to hold a national day of mourning.”
Bachmann is not just fast and loose with the facts; she is consistently and unapologetically so. No other lawmaker earned as high a percentage of Four-Pinocchio ratings as Bachmann — and she earned an average of more than Three Pinocchios as a presidential candidate. Thus she provided a window into the no-holds-barred politics that has come to characterize modern-day Washington.»Just this year, she has earned four Four-Pinocchio ratings.
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