August 20, 2016
Politifact California is Stupid...

...and dishonest. And not transparent. And thin-skinned. (Hat-tip to Politifactbias.com for the original observation that Politifact California is stupid. They can remove the question mark now.) A couple weeks back, I took Politifraud's California incarnation to task for their failure to correct Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's dishonest mischaracterization of one of their fact checks. I […]

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November 15, 2015
The Hacks at Politifact

The self-proclaimed fact-checkers at Politifact have really had a banner day today, publishing two flawed fact-checks that betray their partisan leanings. The hacks at Politifact aren't even trying anymore. First, reporter Emma Hinchliffe and her editor Matt Schwartz go out of their way to find a way to cast doubt on the statement by Texas […]

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November 16, 2010
The hacks at Politifact

Mark Hemingway takes Politifact.com down a notch. Politifact is hardly above employing highly-politicized context to render judgment. The latest example of this is their recent item on Rand Paul. Here’s what Rand Paul said: “The average federal employee makes $120,000 a year. The average private employee makes $60,000 a year.” Here are the facts: “Federal […]

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January 19, 2010
Politifact notices Mass. Senate race

But only to note that President Barack Obama has done a full-flop on the benefits of independent politicians.

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September 21, 2009
Politifact’s logic failure

I seriously cannot make this up. Check out the Politifact.com summaries for their “fact check” of two statements by the National Right to Life Committee regarding Democrat Sen. Max Baucus’ health care reform plan. Let’s start at the bottom and work our way back up. It is true that the Baucus bill “contains provisions that […]

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July 29, 2009
The lengths Politifact will go to

I’ve noted before that Politifact.com, despite its Pulitzer Prize and its claims of nonpartisanship, nonetheless does what it can to shield President Obama as best it can from having to call one of his hundreds of campaign promises “broken.” That trend has continued. As I noted last week, Democrats in Congress had assailed Obama for […]

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July 22, 2009
Politifact.com vs. Stuart Taylor

Pulitzer Prize-winning Web site Politifact.com has come under fire here at Hoystory for several months because of its tendency to consult left-wing sources and then use them to discredit conservatives and prop up President Obama. Now, I’m not usually a defender of Ann Coulter, but Politifact.com decides to give a statement that she made regarding […]

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May 1, 2009
Politifact's sources

I've been bashing Politifact.com lately because I think it deserves it. I've been critical of South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham in the past, but he's right on this one: The Geneva Convention did not apply, until 2005, to the war on terror. Now, he's off by a year -- it should be 2006. However, […]

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April 24, 2009
Politifact vs. Weekly Standard

I've mentioned before that Pulitzer Prize-winning Web site Politifact.com isn't as unbiased as they would have you believe -- they're just not as far to the left as, say, The New York Times. Late last month, Politifact.com determined the House GOP conference was telling a "Pants on fire" lie about President Barack Obama's cap-and-trade proposal's […]

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January 14, 2021
Fact checking the fact-checkers

We talk about the mainstream media and fact-checking with Bryan White of ZebraFactCheck.com. He is also a contributor Politifactbias.com.

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Reading through Donald McNeil's account of his ouster at the times and amused by his "God and Adolph" anecdote. I had a similar sort of experience at the SDUT.

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95

@GlennKesslerWP Reading your whole thing, it so often feels if you're obfuscating rather than making things clear.

1) Obamacare mandated that LSOTP do something
2) LSOTP say "no", sue on religious grounds
3) Trump admin grants them waiver
4) CA AG says "no waivers!"

@GlennKesslerWP I feel like you're trying to thread a needle here, but even if we accept this distinction, wouldn't that mean that the Obama administration *specifically* opposed the Little Sisters of the Poor by denying them the waiver that the Trump admin granted them?

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