Harry Garofolo - 990WBOB@gmail.com
This Week On Hash Tag Harry's Tag of The Week
When the gracious staff at 990WBOB offered me this writing position I had not a clue that it would lead me into writing about politics. By my own admission I am blissfully ignorant on most of the goings on in the political realm. However much like any area of study, the key is the ability to absorb the information. If one finds a subject such as politics to be boring or depressing (as is the case for myself) it will be difficult for them to compile the knowledge to speak intelligently on that subject. Then came the invention of social media. My so called area of expertise. Social media has made information readily available in small snippets for today's fast paced reality. That is exactly why the editors at 990WBOB asked me, to bring to you my Hash Tags of the Week. This week I chose the #LieOfTheYear started by PolitiFact. I must admit this was an easy choice. If there are two things people like to complain about today, they are Obama and Obamacare.
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Ordinarily I'd show the pros and cons on a particular hash tag, not in this case. This is due to a lack of supporters defending Obamacare or Obama. There was merely just several layers of support for #LieOfTheYear. Ranging from enthusiastic and vengeful.
This Week's Tweets of The Week - #LieOfTheYear
PolitiFact.com is a project operated by the Tampa Bay Times, in which reporters and editors from the Times and affiliated media outlets "fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups". They publish original statements and their evaluations on the PolitiFact.com website, and assign each a "Truth-O-Meter" rating. The ratings range from "True" for completely accurate statements to "Pants on Fire" (from the taunt "Liar, liar, pants on fire") for outright lies. According to Wikipedia