Monday, February 7, 2011

Logicology: "'Non-partisan'"

Scare quotes!  Run away!

Sean W. Malone shared some thoughts about PolitiFact's nonpartisanship at his blog, Logicology:
Sometimes, I feel compelled to compile a list of my own "Iron Lawz" of politics and maybe of reality in general. If I did, one of them would be as follows:
Any time an organization must be cited as "non-partisan", it probably isn't.
I bring this up because of a post I read recently calling the website PolitiFact a "non-partisan" source for analysis about political decisions. But this is, itself, pretty misleading.
Malone sees PolitiFact's 2010 "Lie of the Year" as a great example of partisan fact-checking.  By all means, follow the link and read it all.

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