October 05, 2004

It's Nice To Be An Upmtymabillionaire

Dick Cheney invited us debate watchers to go to factcheck.com tonight to get the REAL TRUTH on something-or-other. (There was lying taking place during the debate? I'm shocked -- shocked!)

Problem is, Dick meant to send people to factcheck.org. Factcheck.com was apparently an unused, parked domain name (see its last available incarnation in the Internet Archive's "Wayback Machine") -- until tonight, when the fantastically wealthy and extremely pro-Democratic George Soros bought it and redirected it to his own, very anti-Bush site.

(Insert Nelson Muntz "HA-HA!" sound here ...)

And the current leading article on factcheck.org is "Bush Mischaracterizes Kerry's Health Plan". Are you sure that's what you want people to see?

[10/6 UPDATE: George Soros' people are saying that it wasn't their idea. Somebody was thinking quickly though, as people live-blogging the debate noted that factcheck.com didn't lead anywhere -- but by the end of the debate, when I looked, the redirect to Soros' site was in place. If Soros' team didn't do it, why did the people responsible chose to redirect visitors to georgesoros.com, out of any number of possible anti-Bush choices? A mystery.]

Posted by Kevin at October 5, 2004 11:17 PM