Thursday, September 7, 2017

"Not a lot of reader confusion" V

When will PolitiFact give up its absurd notion that its graphs and tables do not mislead large numbers of people?

Joy Behar of ABC's "The View" recently challenged White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders on the basis that PolitiFact says 95 percent of President Donald Trump's statements are untrue:
Joy Behar asked Sanders about a PolitiFact report that found 95 percent of the president's statements were less than completely true.

"The problem with that, Joy, is that you are doing exactly what we're talking about," Sanders responded. "Pushing a false narrative."
Apparently Sanders was the only person on the set who challenged the false narrative Behar was peddling.

For those PolitiFact continues to mislead, we repeat that if PolitiFact fails to use a representative sample of statements when it publishes its graphs and charts then the percentages tell you the opinions of PolitiFact editors for a select set of statements, not the percentage chance that a typical Trump statement is untrue.

(fingers crossed that the ABC embed works)

Not a lot of reader confusion? Seriously?

Give us a break, PolitiFact.

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