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Hacktracking, Indiana Congressional Edition

“Zirkle jerk”: 210 results and counting.

Oh well, as long as Roberto Benigni isn’t involved

From a Slate article about the new trend toward calling political liars liars:

The Fact Checker column, written by longtime Post reporter Michael Dobbs with the assistance of researcher Alice Crites, applies what it calls “the Pinocchio Test” to statements. Following a sliding scale, the column gives between one and four Pinocchios to untrue statements, with four Pinocchios reserved for “Whoppers.”

Right, because the more Pinocchio lied, the more he... um... cloned himself? Shouldn’t the units of the scale be “inches of nose” or something?

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