At issue is PolitiFact's rating of a recent Americans for Tax Reform claim that set the Internet abuzz:
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PolitiFact found the claim to be Mostly False. Americans for Tax Reform responded and made quick work of PolitiFact's sophomoric attempt at fact checking (emphasis in the original):
ATR's primary claim is that the prizes are taxable, not that all medalists will necessarily owe $9,000 in taxes. Poltifact admits that after they checked with their own experts, it was confirmed that prizes awarded would be taxable. On this finding alone, the verdict should have been "mostly true," at least.