On the other hand, when an Obot makes a claim, it’s normally well-sourced and not really a matter of controversy or in need of fact checking. That’s why I did a double-take when I saw this article at the Tennessee franchise of PolitiFact.com:
Says a federal judge “sanctions Tennessee ‘birther’ lawyer … for bringing a frivolous lawsuit.”
No news for regular readers here. I reported the sanctions against Liberty Legal Foundation attorney Van R. Irion on August 25, in my article “The Democrat’s Strike Back.”
Apparently the Tennessee Democratic Party released a press release last week touting the sanctions, and PolitiFact Tennessee thought they would check it out. Their ruling:
The Tennessee Democratic Party wanted to bring attention to Tennessee “birthers” challenging President Obama’s citizenship, and did so by pushing a press release claiming the judge found the claims so “frivolous” that he sanctioned the plaintiffs who brought them. We rule the statement True.
They might have done a little more digging and uncovered Van Irion’s twin lawsuit in Arizona and the earlier one in Georgia (Welden v. Obama). They might have dug up Van Irion’s connections to the racist Southern Legal Resource Center. In any case, they got the right answer.