Politifact likes to pat itself on the back for being non-partisan. It’s a crock. They’re little different than any major newspaper newsroom – they’re overwhelmingly liberal.
James Taranto over at The Wall Street Journal points out a little bit of hypocrisy.
- "It's unfair to call the DeKalb school board corrupt. School employees, not board members, were indicted. And no one has been convicted. . . . We give [Republican state representative Jill] Chambers a Pants On Fire for this one."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Truth-O-Meter," PolitiFact.com, Oct. 8
- "The board's behavior and alleged corruption that led to criminal charges against former schools superintendent Crawford Lewis and three other school officials have drawn the attention of accreditation officials."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 8
It’s such an outrageous claim that to earn a “Pants on Fire” rating, but apparently the Journal-Constitution has similar lying ways.
For a little more on Politifact’s “non-partisan” take on things, compare its coverage of Rep. Alan Grayson’s recent ads (they don’t even touch his ad accusing his opponent of dodging military service) and compare it to FactCheck.org’s analyses here and here.