Fact checking isn’t all that difficult, especially when what you’re debating is a government document because, you know, the government has records.
Apparently, that was proved too difficult for a New York Times writer before he fired off a snarky criticizing Rep. Dan Crenshaw Tuesday.
Crenshaw promptly responded correcting the writer, who supposedly deals with facts.
Hey “journalist,” maybe you should check your facts. I am a co-sponsor. Nice try though.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) June 11, 2019
After being corrected for his massive fail, Wajahat Ali deleted the erroneous tweet. Later he owned up to his loss and apologized.
I deleted this b/c Dan Crenshaw supported the Fund in May after being a holdout. Apologies to him for the tweet. I have no problem admitting it & correcting the record with facts. For those trying to "own" me, especially as you still promote "alternative facts," enjoy Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/njJ9fcNKZK
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) June 11, 2019
Fact checking, it should be that difficult for a writer at the “paper of record.”