What planet do PolitiFact fact checkers live on, we wonder?
We routinely see people using PolitiFact data as though it was derived scientifically. Jeff spotted a sensational example on Twitter.
Here's an enlarged view of the chart to which Jeff objected:Let me stop you right there. This is a painfully and obviously flawed point in your entire thread. Your source has multiple issues. https://t.co/Azm2aBJHt0— PolitiFact Bias (@PolitiFactBias) July 28, 2017
How did the chart measure the "actual honesty" of the four presidential primary candidates? Just in case it's hard to read, we'll tilt it 90 degrees and zoom in:
That's right. The chart uses PolitiFact's subjective ratings, despite the even more obvious problem of selection bias, to measure candidates "actual honesty."
The guy to whom Jeff replied, T. R. Ramachandran, runs a newsletter that gives us terrific (eh) information on politics. Comprehensive insights & stuff:
Why not give this a try, PolitiFact? Hopefully it's not too truthful for you.