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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Former PolitiFact expert source Brian Riedl on PolitiFact
The tweet: When Politifact was founded in 2007, their leaders visited me in person to recruit me as one of their "go-to" fact-c...
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Layers of Editors: How fast is PolitiFact's stupidity growing?
Uh-oh! PolitiFact's incompetence unfairly harmed a Democrat again! This time it was hapless Joe Biden who ended up with the short straw ...
Thursday, March 4, 2021
A big problem with PolitiFact's updated website
If it was a snake, it would have bit me. When "Unwoke Narrative" used a Twitter thread to go off on PolitiFact for the "Most...
Editor who won't do corrections makes correction request (Updated)
Here and at Zebra Fact Check we have documented obvious errors pointed out to PolitiFact that PolitiFact simply declines to fix. How delicio...
Monday, February 22, 2021
PolitiFact's "In Context" deception (Updated)
In (a) perfect world, fact checkers would publish "In Context" features that simply offer surrounding context with objective expla...
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Republican uses wrong embedded URL, receives "False" rating as a reward
Have we mentioned lately that PolitiFact is biased and leans left? Ready for another example ? Buckle up. Before looking at anything PolitiF...
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Story Focus Shenanigans
We've pointed out for years that PolitiFact's story focus often determines the "Truth-O-Meter" rating at the end. Story fo...
How To Tell a Climate Science Denier
Who would believe how often professional fact-checkers fail spot-checks of their accuracy? On Feb. 9, 2021, PolitiFact's Daniel Funke ha...
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