Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Politifact Debunks BCS Championship Jobs Claim

If you didn't believe the evidence this blog or Deadspin provided to refute Hillsborough Commissioner Ken Hagan's inflated BCS Championship jobs claim, maybe you'll believe PolitiFact?
Economists said those kinds of numbers tend to be grossly inflated, and are difficult to parse, especially when the determining factors aren’t well-defined. Even with Hagan’s relatively conservative offhand guess, those experts said the numbers are wide of the goalposts.

We rate this statement Mostly False.
Coming on the heels of another PolitiFact ruling against Braves stadium econimic claims, its good to see fact-checkers getting more involved in stadium subsidy issues.

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