That wonderful expression – that exactly describes most, if not all, ‘fact-checking’ – comes from the Wall Street Journal. They did not at all appreciate being ‘fact-checked’ by Facebook.
I don’t want to buy into the exact story the WSJ is complaining about. Rather I’m going to show something else that turned up in my Facebook feed.
Now I suppose it is literally true that The Cat in the Hat story itself has not been withdrawn from sale – but the principle remains the same.
Anyone who thinks that Dr Seuss was a racist because one of his villains was a (green) person of colour, quite frankly, is an idiot.