VP Debate: Edwards won, Cheney lied

UPDATE: Another funny note, if you go to the URL provided by Cheney in the debate last night, factcheck.com, it forwards to George Soros’ anti-Bush site. The Soros site claims not to be behind the re-direct, so some domain-squatter has a sense of humor.

As usual, kos, atrios and the other Liberal webloggers are fact-checking where the major media outlets will not. Here are some of Cheney’s assertions in the debate, and why they’re lies:

  • CHENEY: “Your hometown newspaper has taken to calling you Senator Gone.”LIE
  • CHENEY: “You’ve got one of the worst attendance records in the United States Senate… I’m up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they’re in session… The first time I ever met you was when you walked on the stage tonight.”LIE and LIE
  • CHENEY: “Well, the reason they keep mentioning Halliburton is because they’re trying to throw up a smokescreen. They know the charges are false. They know that if you go, for example, to factcheck[.org], an independent Web site sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, you can get the specific details with respect to Halliburton.”LIE

Also, the DNC posted a 1-minute video, Cheney vs. Reality. Good to see the good guys punching back.

Kos also has a good round-up of reactions from the Liberal newspapers, and Salon calls out the Hardball crew on MSNBC.

Lazy, lazy media… they complain that webloggers aren’t always prudently journalistic, but it’s clear that they are better than reporters at digging up the facts.

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