Posted by Brad @ 1:53 pm on May 1st 2012

Fives Ways to Spot a Bogus Political Story

A guide to reading political news that should be intuitive by now but for most people is clearly not. I say clearly because I cannot tell you the amount of times I’ve had these arguments even with political geeks. And, for that matter, I’m sure you could find many many examples of me being guilty of it too – although I like to think I do it mostly as a springboard to make some larger point, or, occasionally, just for an isolated laugh. But that’s probably me rationalizing. Anyway:

5. The headline contains the word “gaffe.”

4. The headline ends in a question mark.

3. The headline contains the word “blasts” (or lashes, etc, and etc).

2. The Headline Is About a “Lawmaker” Saying Something Stupid

1. The headline contains the phrase “blow to.”

But really, read the items. #4 and #2 are the ones that always kill me.

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