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PolitiFact goes big time with appearance on Colbert Report

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From Eric Deggans: He hardly got a word in around host Stephen Colbert‘s artful ribbing about a Sunday politics show daring to check its guests’ facts.

But PolitiFact editor Bill Adair still lodged an amazing milestone, joining ABC This Week interim host Jake Tapper on the Colbert Report Wednesday to take a few good-natured shots on the partnership that has seen the St. Petersburg Times‘ factchecking Web site take on the Sunday TV political establishment.

“I don’t care about facts; I gut check my show,” said Colbert, working his shtick as a playfully warped version of a right-wing TV pundit. To continue reading, click here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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