Reporters shouldn’t be fooled by Rep. Mike Coffman’s recycled attempts to paint his Democratic challanger Morgan Carroll as anti-immigrant. Coffman tried the same tactic in 2014 and failed.
Perhaps the most dangerous belief Arvada State Sen. Laura Woods promotes is the long-debunked notion that vaccines cause autism.
Setting aside that in order to be “born without a father” a child would have to be the product of artificial insemination or have a deceased biological father, (and I suspect that number is quite small), let’s examine what Tancredo’s meme was likely trying to impart, which is the percentage of African American children born into single-parent households without a father. As it generally happens, the meme falls apart under scrutiny. The 72% figure was likely taken from the statistic that 73% of African American children are born to unwed mothers. The implication is that 73% of them don’t have a father in their life, but “unwed” doesn’t mean the father isn’t living with the mother and child. The latest figures available (2014) show that 66% of AA households are single-parent. Even this number is misleading, as many of those households have the father as the only parent.
I’ve been trying to convince journalists to find out why state senate candidate Nancy Doty thinks Sarah Palin gave a “Spot on” speech in Denver, in which the former Alaska governor raved about Donald Trump. (Here’s a funny video to emphasize the point.)
A couple weeks ago, former Rep. Tom Tancredo skewered Rep. Mike Coffman in his weekly Breitbart column, writing thet the “only thing authentic about [Coffman] is his passionate desire to keep that House Member pin on his lapel.”
Q) Why don’t Gunnison Republicans fact-check the garbage on their Facebook page? A) They would have nothing to post
Seems like these county GOP Facebook page admins are allergic to fact-checking. They probably don’t even care if they are wrong as long as the fact-averse base buys it.
While watching and rooting for Team USA in the Rio Olympics, I can’t help but think about the mad skills U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Merrick Garland has displayed and that he could hold his own with our Olympians. (Maybe it’s just a hazard of being a lawyer that my mind goes there).
Republican candidates seem to be a fact-averse crowd, which explains how frequently they are duped on social media. Why would Coloradans vote for people or a party that passes on easily-refuted nonsense as truth?