Sunday, July 31, 2016

Weaponized Fact-Checking.

Media Bias Corrupts Everything.

You suspected that "fact checkers" were rigged, now science proves it.

//Conversely, statements by Republicans were rated as entirely false about twice as often as Democratic statements – 29% false ratings for GOP statements vs. 15% false ratings for Democrats. (This includes categories labeled “false” and “pants on fire.”)

Further, the University of Minnesota School of Public Affairs looked at over than 500 PolitiFact stories from January 2010 through January 2011. Their conclusion:

Current and former Republican officeholders have been assigned substantially harsher grades by the news organization than their Democratic counterparts. In total, 74 of the 98 statements by political figures judged ‘false’ or ‘pants on fire’ over the last 13 months were given to Republicans, or 76 percent, compared to just 22 statements for Democrats (22 percent).

In other words, they are cherry-picking statements that are false for Republicans and true for Democrats. But maybe that’s just because Republicans lie more than Democrats right before an election? Maybe, just before an election, Republicans suddenly start to lie uncontrollably while Democrats suddenly start to tell the truth all the time?//


Anonymous said...

I guess "media bias corrupts everything" except the most respected blog in North-Central Fresno County.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the last 13 months is an accurate representation of Republican and/or Conservative truth telling?

Hmmmm, what's been unique on the Republican side (notice I didn't say "conservative side") about the last 13 months?

I mean its been business as usual, hasn't it?

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