San Francisco Chronicle debuts ‘We Call B.S.!’ fact-check column


Oakland mayor Jean Quan told a crowd that last Tuesday “I was in the White House talking with [President Obama] and the attorney general for many, many hours about what we could do for youth violence.” The San Francisco Chronicle checked into that claim for its “We Call B.S.!” column and discovered this:

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Not even close.

The White House, in response to questions from The Chronicle, released a readout noting that the meeting of about an hour that Quan attended included 17 other mayors.

There was no one-on-one time for Quan.

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