Meet MSNBC's fact-checker: Ezra Klein?!? Update: Klein's blog falsely claims that Janesville auto plant closed in June 2008

When you’re calling in the creator of left-wing JournoList to check your facts, you’ve pretty much given up any pretense of fairness.

Then again, MSNBC doesn’t exactly hide its bias, so in a way Klein is a perfect fit for the left-wing cable network:

Klein once spread false, libelous information about Twitchy CEO Michelle Malkin, admits he can’t understand the Constitution because it’s old, and lied about his JournoList, but let’s not be too hard on the former far left-wing American Prospect blogger. After all, he has been known to tell the truth on occasion.

Broken clocks and all.

Update: This morning Ezra Klein’s blog includes a post from Dylan Matthews that falsely claims the Janesville, Wisc., auto plant closed in 2008 “when George W. Bush is (sic) president.”  In fact the plant closed in 2009 under Barack Obama. Who will fact check the fact-checkers?

Klein has now doubled down on the lie.

  • thtroll

    It should illegal to use MSNBC and fact check in the same tweet or sentence.

    • Lidsamy

      ya mean it’s not?

  • Kevin Krom

    I think there must have been a typo, replacing “circle jerk” with “fact check”. (Apologies for the vulgarity, but I couldn’t think of a more concise way of putting it.)

    • Cyborg0012

      Hey, I think you hit the nail on the head.

  • GTFOBigGovt
  • Navy Gentleman

    Ezra Klein? Did someone turn over that rock again and let him back out?

  • Bobdobolina

    Well the actual Truth is a little bit of A a little bit of B. 1200 workers were laid off in Dec 2008 when SUV production stopped. An additional 100 workers were kept on to complete an order of small trucks… then they were finally let go in April 2009. So it just depends on what you think was the focus of the plant and how many of the workers constitutes a running factory. This can be easily verified by looking at Janesville Newspapers online.

  • mreed12

    Better yet, NPR repeated this Lie on their morning show today. Tell a lie often enough and…. Well, we all know it’s all they have left and they’re going to use it.

    • Cyborg0012

      Herr Goebbels would be so proud of NPR.

  • Joshua Sumner

    The Janesville plant stopped production of SUVs in 2008 and was idled in 2009 after it completed production of medium-duty trucks.

    • Dusty Thompson

      Because this is such an important issue? Who cares under which POTUS a car Mfg closed. What matters is that the GOVT caused the closing.. Govt IS the problem and the idiotic Cafe Standards are completely unrealistic and will destroy the rest of the industry.

      Govt is the PROBLEM people..

  • annie_oakley2

    the ones of us in the middle wish the media could just tell the truth. I read the newspapers articles and it does appear that this plant was still operation in june 2009. One way for some of u smart people to prove it is to go to the unemployment office and verify when the claims came in from the shut down.

  • DANEgerus

    One word : Journ-O-List …Ezra Klein’s organization of over 400 MainStreamMedia #prestitutes into a propaganda machine should disqualify him from consideration as a “source” of anything factual for life

  • Dusty Thompson

    Liberalism is a dangerous Mental Disorder. Dangerous for everyone else…

  • Glenn P Morris

    Realize that Obama just increased the FEDERAL Govt mileage standards which will sink the SUV sales… that result in most of US automakers profits.
    His strategy is obviously to end the USA as a world power and to have an iron fist on the US economy with 1/2 our population on Govt heroin.

    N. Korea as a role model for Obama?