"Earlier this week, I published a post pointing out that the Daily Caller's claim that the EPA plans to hire 230,000 employees to enforce new climate regulations is false. Since then the Daily Caller has quadrupled-down on the claim, despite a number of other outlets -- first Politico, then Greg Sargent's Washington Post blog -- also pointing out that it was flat-out wrong. Now the Caller has published an editor's note that, rather than reasserting the claim, attempts to reframe their entire argument."
Kate Sheppard reports for Mother Jones September 30, 2011.
"The Daily Caller Reveals the Larger Truths" (Plum Line/Washington Post)
"Rumors of EPA's $21B Expansion Sets Web Ablaze" (Politico)
"Editor’s Notebook: 230,000 Reasons To Get an EPA Story Right" (Daily Caller)
"Inhofe Stands By Daily Caller EPA Story" (Slate)
"UPDATED: Daily Caller Compounds Error With Bad Rationalization" (Media Matters)
"Defending False EPA Story, Daily Caller Lashes Out At Facts" (Media Matters)
"Daily Caller's Matt Lewis Publishes Easily Debunkable Lies, And ABC's Tapper and LA Times Pick Them Up" (Croooks and Liars)