This AP story shows the problem with 'fact-checking'

On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump called Meryl Streep "overrated."

Then, the Associated Press ran a story under the headline: "FACT CHECK: Streep overrated? Trump picks a decorated star."

Obviously, "overrated" is a statement of opinion, not fact — which the AP notes, before marshaling a list of Streep's many awards and accolades, apparently as evidence against Trump's claim of her being overrated.

Being highly rated is typically a key part of being overrated. Given the very long list of honors listed by the AP, you could argue that Streep is overrated even if she is also really,...
6 Published By - Business Insider - 2017.01.09. 20:13
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