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As readers of Olbermann Watch have known for years, the infamous, deplorable one has a habit of basing his "reporting" on items lifted from webpages, blue blogs, and the like. And of course, the little matter of fact-checking is something his writers don't bother with. He's embarrassed himself yet again, and not just once, but twice. First we find him melodramatically sneering at Sharron Angle for the crime of saying Abraham Lincoln had lost "a few" elections before becoming President. NOOOO, boomed Oralmann, he only lost one.
Unfortunately, Edward R Olbermann got it wrong. According to Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, Honest Abe lost more than once. How about five times? These would include:
But if you think that's bad, consider how eagerly Fat Ass thoughtlessly parroted another gem of misinformation from Think Propaganda. Olby lifted some bogus stats from that discredited site, and naturally was unconcerned with such small matters as, um, ascertaining the truth. As a result, he was nailed by Politifact:
Olbermann clearly muffed it twice when he repeated [Think Progress statistics] incorrectly to viewers -- and by a substantial margin -- giving viewers the impression that oil and gas subsidies are 10 times more expensive than they actually are. Because of this, we considered rating his comment Pants on Fire, but his errors seemed to us to be sloppy rather than devious. So we'll give him a rating of False.
Very generous, but any Olbermann report is likely to be either sloppy or devious, so it had to be one or another. You can expect Edward R Olbermann to make a great show of correcting his oil and gas falsehoods (and maybe blame it on someone else), but he'll double down on his Lincoln gaffe. Probably claim that elections to Senate don't count because the voters are actually the state legislators. But then, wouldn't that mean there's no such thing as a Presidential election because the voters are actually the electoral college? Don't try to make sense out of it. It's OlbyLogic.
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