First, we'll note that generally citing PolitiFact Bias is the wrong way to defuse criticisms that Trump doesn't tell the truth. There are good reasons to dismiss the use of the PolitiFact statistics that some use to "prove" somebody lies more than somebody else. The liberal use of selection bias lays a poor foundation for reliable statistics. We've been pointing that out for years.
As for the criticism:
The first article in the first link says PolitiFact is wrong because it only used the data that was available to make its ruling. Oh the humanity!No.
We believe the comment was directed at our evaluation of the Loretta Lynch fact check where Lynch said the LGBT community endures most of the statistically recorded hate crimes. It's true, as Dustin Siggins pointed out, that PolitiFact relied on incomplete statistics. In keeping with PolitiFact's common practice, that should have prevented Lynch from getting a rating any better than "Mostly True." Lynch received a "True" rating.
But our central criticism was quite different from what the writer said.
We noted that Lynch said nothing, in context, about using the per capita measure. If that measure isn't used, then PolitiFact's statistics say blacks experience most of the hate crimes recorded in the statistics. So what Lynch said was false. PolitiFact pretended otherwise to give her the "True" rating.
This is typical of the criticism we receive. We're dismissed based on bias (ad hominem fallacy) and on misrepresentations of our work (straw man fallacy).
We'd love to do "Offsite Criticism of the Week" for a criticism that is not fallacious. Comments are open here and on Facebook if anybody knows of one.