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Factchecking Pollyanna: An Investigation into the Accuracy of Polly Toynbee’s Journalism

An investigation into the journalism of Polly Toynbee. A previous and critical analysis investigation into said accuracy. There was, back in the mists of time, a blog called “Factchecking Pollyanna”. A blog that simply looked at the assertions of Polly Toynbee, in her columns, and checked them. At the same time I was taking the mick out of Polly. This is simply a combination of both our efforts at correcting the wilder claims that Polly made.

I do not know who Factchecking is: Polly at least once has assumed that it was me, for she asked me to take the blog down, presumably on the grounds of embarrassment. It isn’t and it wasn’t. I’ve always hoped it was Alan Rusbridger but doubt it could be. Too much attention to fact and truth.

Readers will also find out how Polly once described me as a jewel, something precious and valuable to be kept near the heart. Or, as she might have meant, something close to a tit.

Author: Factchecking Pollyanna and tim worstall, Tim Worstall,

Binding: Kindle Edition

Number of pages: 213

Product group: eBooks

Publication Date: 2015-05-24

Pages: 213

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Tim Worstall
Tim Worstall is a British-born writer and Senior Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute. Worstall is a regular contributor to Forbes and the Register. He has also written for the Guardian, the New York Times, PandoDaily, the Daily Telegraph blogs, the Times, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2010 his blog was listed as one of the top 100 UK political blogs by Total Politics.