Talk:PolitiFact

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Yeah, I don't know that they count as "centrist stupidity", but they do occasionally get some things wrong in bafflingly reaching ways. Like when Bernie Sanders said that Exxon Mobile got a $156 million tax refund for 2009 they called that false because they paid other kinds of taxes, like state taxes, even though the number is totally accurate. They're not as bad as WaPo fact checkers. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 16:07, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

What is with fact checkers and Bernie Sanders??? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 18:06, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Most of their fact checks on him seemed pretty fair, and they never used a pants-on-fire for something inappropriate vis-a-vis bernie. That's the worst case from their entire list of bernie claims. The reason the Washington Post fact checks are so stupidly, brain breakingly bad about him is they hired a "center right" fact checker for their team for "balance". And he's done all the crazy ones. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 18:11, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
I was just going over some bad fact-checks by FactCheck.org and I did link to a tweet listing bad fact-checks by WaPo and now I'm seeing PolitiFact flubbing on fact-checks. I like the idea of fact-checkers but... what's with the record on Bernie Sanders or is this confirmation bias for me? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 23:03, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
I don't know. The traditional guardians of truth do a shit job at protecting it. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 00:02, 23 October 2019 (UTC)