AP Fact-Checker: We Had To Put A Limit On How Much We’d Cover Bachmann’s Claims
Jim Drinkard, who is in charge of the Associated Press fact-checking columns, joked about putting a quota on coverage of Michele Bachmann’s misstatements.
Jim Drinkard, an Associated Press (AP) editor who oversees the wire service’s fact-checking work, said, “We had to have a self-imposed Michele Bachmann quota in some of those debates.”
After the session, Drinkard said that there wasn’t an actual numerical quota on Bachmann at the AP. It’s just that if the AP had gone back and vetted all her claims that looked dicey, the result would “overload” the debate story. “Often she was just more prone to statements that just didn’t add up,” said Drinkard.