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Old 11-23-2009, 01:54 AM
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They have a page devoted to Obama's promises kept or unkept.
I like that!
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:08 AM
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They have a page devoted to Obama's promises kept or unkept.
I like that!
I do too...he has a long way to go but he's made some headway. I find PolitiFact "reasonably balanced"..not perfect but not severely partisan either.I will try to update it each week here in the forum.
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Updated Monday,November 30th,2009



A scorecard separating fact from fiction

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The heart of PolitiFact is the Truth-O-Meter, which we use to rate the candidates’ claims and attacks.

The Truth-O-Meter is based on the concept that – especially in politics - truth is not black and white. Depending on how much information a candidate provides, a statement can be half true or barely true without being false.

PolitiFact writers and editors spend considerable time deliberating on our rulings. We always try to get the original statement in its full context rather than an edited form that appeared in news stories. We then divide the statement into individual claims that we check separately. For example, a Bill Richardson TV ad produced two claims. (We only make Truth-O-Meter rulings on those individual claims. We don’t make them in our articles because they often summarize multiple Truth-O-Meter items that had different rulings.)

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This is how the Truth-o-meter REALLY works...

What they do is search through 10 Democratic things and announce that 40 percent are wrong...They disregard the other 300 things that are 95% "pants on fire"...

Then they go through every little thing any Republican has ever said in life, disregard 90% of the things that are half-true, and focus on the ones where there are complete lies and announce them for the world to see...

Both sides do the same equally, but the Truth-O-Meter refuses to dissect equally...
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This is how the Truth-o-meter REALLY works...

What they do is search through 10 Democratic things and announce that 40 percent are wrong...They disregard the other 300 things that are 95% "pants on fire"...

Then they go through every little thing any Republican has ever said in life, disregard 90% of the things that are half-true, and focus on the ones where there are complete lies and announce them for the world to see...

Both sides do the same equally, but the Truth-O-Meter refuses to dissect equally...
Sometimes it may appear that way but visit their entire history of fact checking and you will see that they also give the left a darn good thrashing.If you know of an unbiased (political) fact checking service let us know so we can post it.
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Sometimes it may appear that way but visit their entire history of fact checking and you will see that they also give the left a darn good thrashing.If you know of an unbiased (political) fact checking service let us know so we can post it.
But that's the point!...

You have to go through their "entire history"...

If you just go by what they put on the front page (which you would have to agree that that's the majority of their readers), you'd find the major issues are incredibly biased...

Saying "We found 10 thing false with Republicans and 10 things wrong with Democrats" SOUNDS nice, but when you figure out that 8 of the 10 things false with Republicans are on the top links and 8 out of the 10 things false with Democrats are found embedded 5 links in doesn't show a fairness...at all...
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