Rupert Murdoch Buys Associated Press

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CLINTON: “Their campaign pollster said, ‘We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.’ Now that is true. I couldn’t have said it better myself — I just hope you remember that every time you see the ad.”

THE FACTS: Clinton, who famously finger-wagged a denial on national television about his sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky and was subsequently impeached in the House on a perjury charge, has had his own uncomfortable moments over telling the truth. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” Clinton told television viewers. Later, after he was forced to testify to a grand jury, Clinton said his statements were “legally accurate” but also allowed that he “misled people, including even my wife.”

FACT CHECK: Clinton claims of compromise a stretch [AP, via TPM]

Wow, what a phenomenal line of bullshit-by-omission:

The commission issued its recommendations but fell three votes short of formally endorsing them.

Y’know, a vaguely journalistic outfit might find it relevant that it was three REPUBLICAN votes short; a *real* journalist might find it even more relevant that one of those three votes was ZEGS himself.

But the facts *do* have a well-known liberal bias, so they can’t be allowed to interfere in AP’s faux-centrist fappery.

@al2o3cr: The whole piece is astonishing. Republicans won’t compromise? The Facts: Rahm.

So what Clinton said was true but we don’t like that he told the truth so we’re gonna raise a red herring in a blue dress. (Again.)

Oh, dear gawd: AP lax checker Matt Apuzzo is a 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner. Thanks for wiping yer arse with the First Amendment, Matt.

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