Because somebody has to do it, we sat right here staring at our laptop yesterday watching the Kendrick Meek-Jeff Greene debate Democratic Senate debate sponsored by the Palm Beach Post.
We wrote up a post about it that you can read here.
The rancor heated up quickly and intensely. Both men enjoyed blaming the other seemingly for helping to create the subprime mortgage crises (although Green absurdly blamed Meek for the Gulf oil spill as well). So how do determine how accurate were their broadsides?
Well, this is where PolitiFact, the truth seeking section of the St. Pete Times/Miami Herald, really can be useful and come into play.
The writers and editors at the Pulitzer Prize winning site have given elaborate responses today on some of those charges. Let's take a look at a couple.
Kendrick Meek savaged Jeff Greene for his use of Credit Default Swaps, and accused the Palm Beach billionaire of being the "king" of these devices. True or false? PolitiFact goes over what Greene did with an extensive analysis. They call the claim "Barely True", which means it's not a simple declaration.