After demonstrating PolitiFact's error on a recent fact check touching Ponzi schemes, I did a subsequent post showing evidence that the host newspaper (the Providence Journal) had accessed the criticism and therefore likely knew that its story was in error. Yet no corresponding change in the story resulted.
Will the same pattern play out after the Austin Statesman notices that its version of the same story is likewise in error?
Yes, the Statesman is a Cox newspaper.
We'll see what happens, if anything. If Paul Krugman can't convince these left-leaning journalists that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme then I don't know who can.
On the other hand, if the Statesman doesn't correct the misspelling of Mitchell Zuckoff's name (twice) then there's a good chance that no attention at all was paid to the criticism.
Maybe they're above all that.
The thot plickens as the Providence Journal pays an afternoon visit:
As of this update the Statesman is still going with "Michell Zuckoff."