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Which is why I laughed when I saw this story from them:
"Romney's Ridiculous Hyperbole"They are just unable to not call Romney ridiculous. You can still be non-partisan if the guy you show little respect for is an empty suit. Of course, it seems that the folks at FactCheck are as fed up with the endless stream of fairy-tale nonsense that comes out of Shoulders' mouth as the rest of us. They also have stories titled:
Romney says in a TV ad that the U.S. will see more change in the next 10 years "than in the last 10 centuries." More than since the Dark Ages? More changes than the advent of the printing press, railroads, constitutional democracy, penicillin, electricity, telecommunications and the Internet all put together? We don't think so.
"More Mitt Malarky"
"More Mitt Missteps"
"Don't veto the truth"
"Mitt Romney is a lying douchebag".
Ok, that last one was mine. But seriously, the question is begged: Is there anti-Mitt bias at FactCheck.org? Nope, they're just reporting the facts.