Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PolitiFact and the Forbidden Fact Check

Democrats have thrown around plenty of accusation of racism over the years. So why haven't fact checkers like PolitiFact stuck their non-partisan fact-checking noses into those claims (Zebra Fact Check has done it)?

Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski gives us the latest example spilling from the lips of Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). Thompson was defending President Obama from criticism of his executive action on immigration:
“He’s not doing anything that the Bushes, the Reagans, the Clintons, and other presidents all the way back to Eisenhower, as it addressed immigration. So but again, this is just a reaction in Bennie Thompson’s words to a person of color being in the White House.”
Opposition to Obama's action on immigration is just a reaction to a person of color being in the White House, Thompson says.



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