Joke’s on PolitiFact

Joke’s on PolitiFact
Four Pinocchios (Image: Washington Post)

[Ed. – Egg, meet face.]

Political humor in this country will take a while to recover from the fallout of the partisan, foul-mouthed comedian at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.  But the week before, the art of the jest took a mugging from an unlikely source: PolitiFact.

On April 19, it published a piece headlined “Florida Democrats slam Gov. Rick Scott for defrauding U.S. taxpayers.” Written by Allison Graves, it examined a joke made on Twitter by the Florida Democratic Party at the expense of the Sunshine State’s governor, a current Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.

It all started when Rick Scott’s campaign aired an ad making a case for congressional term limits. During the spot, Scott is seen standing in front of a white board with a drawing of the United States. He strikes a red “X” over Washington, D.C., in an attempt to indicate the place in the country that most resists term limits. It was a cute gimmick, and Florida Democrats had a bit of fun in turn by tweeting an altered image of Scott in front of the white board.

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