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April 10, 2012

Most Awesomest Fact Check Ever

This is real. I have to note that because it's going to look like a sarcastic parody I did. But the quoted material is real.

The Washington Post fact-checks the RNC's claim:

“For far too long women have been left behind in Obama’s job market. Of the 740,000 jobs lost since Obama took office, 683,000 of them were held by women. That is truly unsustainable.”

Here's their conclusion:

The Pinocchio Test

We cannot fault the RNC’s math, as the numbers add up. But at this point this figure doesn’t mean very much. It may simply a function of a coincidence of timing — a brief blip that could have little to do with “Obama’s job market.”

If trends hold up over the next few months, then the RNC might have a better case. But at this point we will give this statistic our rarely used label:


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