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Maddow: PolitiFact has to go away

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that the website PolitiFact needed to “go away” or stop using the word fact in its name. She railed against the fact-checking site for rating a comment by her colleague as “mostly false.” In a promotional spot for his MSNBC…

Politifact seals the deal, abandoning truth to wingnuttery

I don't know what else to add to the discussion about this shameful move from Politifact to grab the brass ring of "non-partisan" by declaring a non-lie the "Lie of the Year". Paul Krugman explains it succiently: This is really awful. Politifact, which is supposed to police false claims in…

PolitiFact rates Jon Stewart’s remark about Fox News misinformation as ‘false’

The fact-checking website PolitiFact gave Jon Stewart a “false” rating on its Truth-O-Meter for claiming that Fox News viewers were consistently the most misinformed group of media consumers, but admitted Tuesday that a slew of readers had criticized their analysis. “Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?” Stewart, host…

Dems defend claim that GOP voted to ‘end Medicare’

WASHINGTON – Democrats on Thursday defended their assertion that Republicans “voted to end Medicare,” after a respected fact-checking organization rated it among the most deceitful political lies. The claim came in an ad attacking House Republicans for voting last Friday to pass a budget plan that erodes Medicare over time.…

GOP claim that tax cuts raise revenues rated ‘False’

WASHINGTON – The Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checker PolitiFact took on the Republican claim that reducing tax rates has always produced higher federal revenues, rating it “false.” “Every time we’ve cut taxes, revenues have gone up, the economy has grown,” Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) said Sunday on ABC’s This Week, making the…

PolitiFact: Bachmann’s claims ‘false’ more often than any other politician

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann isn’t letting her lack of credibility get in the way of her presidential ambitions. Only a day before the congresswoman’s Friday visit to Iowa, the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact noted that she had made false statements more often than any public official. “We have checked her…

In time for the holidays, Palin resurrects ‘death panels’ claim

Fmr. Alaska governor bans bloggers who wrote unfavorably about her from book-signing Days after she was named in PolitiFact’s 2009 “Lie of the Year,” for propagating the “death panels” rumour about health care reform, Sarah Palin was at it again on Tuesday, tweeting questions that implied that “death panels” will…

FUUUUUUCK YOOOOOOOUUU

CNN and Politifact are doing a joint “fact-checking” bit, which was introduced with a series of comments about how “both sides” are sending out the lies fast and furious. The ridiculous part about it is that if you go through the archives at Politifact, it’s obvious that by any standard,…

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