GOP Rages at PolitiFact Tagging John James 'Mostly False' But Accurate

September 1st, 2020 10:53 PM

Republicans are pulling out their hair again as PolitiFact uncorked another one of those strange rulings on Monday where they say the facts are "accurate" but it's still "Mostly False." Because they are not "fact checkers" as much as "context checkers," and they don't like Democrats being taken out of context. The Republican in this case is John James of Michigan, running against incumbent…

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HALF TRUE? Obama Says Biden Has 'Most Progressive Platform' in History

April 22nd, 2020 6:07 PM
PolitiFact rarely checks the facts of Barack Obama. But when he endorsed Joe Biden for president, they found something he said "Half True." Obama said Biden "already has what is the most progressive platform of any major party nominee in history." This is an accepted political fact. Liberal newspapers and websites have repeatedly agreed that the Democrats are now to the…
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PolitiFact: Nikki Haley's 'Pants on Fire' That Dems Mourned Soleimani

January 12th, 2020 8:45 AM
One of the routine ways the "independent fact checkers" demonstrate a liberal bias is by leaping to attack conservatives for making a rhetorical flourish on cable news. On Tuesday, PolitiFact threw a Pants On Fire" verdict at former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley for saying no government is protesting the killing of Iranian teerrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani, only Democrats are…

Politifact: 'Pants on Fire' To Reid For '30%' Planned Parenthood Lie

August 5th, 2015 10:21 PM
Call the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" people. Politifact, the alleged fact-checking site which has for years almost invariably insisted on calling obvious truths stated by Republicans and conservatives "Half True" at best and often worse, while taking flat-out lies by leftists and pretending they contain some element of truth, has issued a "Pants on Fire" rating…

PolitiFact's 'Half True' on Fiorina Layoffs Claim Is Utterly False

May 17th, 2015 11:52 PM
On May 5, PolitiFact's Louis Jacobson kept with the alleged "fact-checking" web site's actual role as pack of leftist hacks by issuing a fundamentally dishonest "Half True" ruling on a statement made by CarlyFiorina.org's cybersquatter. I raise the matter now because the web site's critics, while raising most of the relevant points, haven't gone far enough…

Politifact: Jarrett's 'Nothing Forces Cancellations' Claim Is 'False

November 3rd, 2013 9:46 AM
Even when it occasionally does credible work, Politifact, the website which pretends to be the ultimate arbiter of the truth or falsehood of claims made by politicians and public figures, continues to beclown itself. On Monday, Matt Hadro at NewsBusters noted the absurdity of Politifact's unchanged "Half True" assessment of President Obama's June 2012 claim — a claim…

PolitiFact 'Beclowns Itself' in 'Half-True' Evaluation of Walker's Fac

September 4th, 2012 2:39 PM
I really can't do much with this one beyond relaying the absurd particulars involved in PolitiFact's incredible conclusion that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made a statement which was only "Half True" about unemployment in the various states in his speech last week at the Republican National Convention. On August 17, the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics opened…

Politifact Won't Apply 'Truth-O-Meter' in Article About Obama Eating D

April 21st, 2012 5:14 PM
Karl at Hot Air and others recording their objections at Twitter caught Politifact being two-faced in deciding who gets the "Truth-O-Meter" text. As Karl notes: "PolitiFact rated the story about the Romneys transporting the family dog on the roof of their car as 'Mostly True.' And PolitiFact rated the story about former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee frying…