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God-awfully pathertic...

Let's take this partisan crap one by one...

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George Will

The final pitch of Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series "was a foot and half probably high and outside."
Politifact's conclusion? - Pundit is out of left field on this one.

Showing a conservative pundit is wrong...

Benefit? - DEMOCRATS

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Glenn Beck

Beck's count on census is flawed
"The 2000 Census cost $4.5 billion. The 2010 Census is set to cost up to $14.5 billion."
Politifact's conclusion? - Beck's count on census is flawed

Showing another conservative pundit is wrong...

Benefit? - DEMOCRATS

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Jerry Brown

California's credit rating is "the worst in the country."
Politifact's conclusion? - Nothing to brag about, but not approaching bankruptcy either

Showing a Democrat being truthful...

They could've picked any one a dozen Republicans saying something truthful, but let's not kid ourselves, eh?...

Benefit? - DEMOCRATS

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Starting in 2011, "you will be required to pay taxes" on "the value of whatever health insurance you are given by the company."
Politifact's conclusion? - Private insurance will not be taxed next year

Shows the tue fact...Disregards CBO estimate showing total cost over $115 billion more than originally thought or mentioning millions won't be able to keep their doctor proving Obama is a pants-on-fire liar...

Benefit? - DEMOCRATS

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Chain e-mail

Laws of biology and immigration say a resounding "no"
"In 20 years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the president by themselves."
Politifact's conclusion? - Laws of biology and immigration say a resounding "no"

Only 2% believed this in the first place, but they point this out because it attempts to portray a conservative "scare-tactic"...

Benefit? - DEMOCRATS

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Deportations did happen, but not anywhere near that scale
Presidents Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower collectively ordered the deportation of at least 15 million illegal aliens.
Politifact's conclusion? - Deportations did happen, but not anywhere near that scale

Another attempt to squash a conservative scare tactic only 3 people are talking about...

Benefit? - DEMOCRATS

Notice how a friggin' political "truth-o-meter" just did THREE CHAIN LETTERS?...

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"Across the country, more than half of the U.S. attorney seats remain without a prosecutor chosen by Obama."
Politifact's conclusion? - Count is close, reflecting partisan tussle

Notice how instead of simply just saying "true", they defend it by blaming the other side of the aisle?

Benefit? - DEMOCRATS

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Chain e-mail

Once the U.S. government signs a U.N. treaty on conventional arms, "all U.S. citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments."
Politifact's conclusion? - Supreme Court precedent would be a staunch bulwark

Another chain mail attempt defused in which nobody cared in the first place...Diffuses non-existant scare-tactic (again)...

Benefit? - DEMOCRATS

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Arianna Huffington

Halliburton defrauded American taxpayers of "hundreds of millions of dollars in Iraq."
Politifact's conclusion? - "Defrauded" too strong a word

But, unlike defending the Dems earlier, they now give credit so the reader believes SOMETHING nafarious happened...known conservative company attacked (no word on the Dems Shore Bank or BP contributions though...can't have that)...

They could've said "Huffington's count is flawed" like they did with Beck, but Beck's "half-true" is shown as a negative while Huffington's "half-true" is shown as a positive...

Benefit? - DEMOCRATS

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Bloggers

Barack Obama appeared in the video for 'Whoomp! (There it is!)'
Politifact's conclusion? - Ends it with a mention of a non-story which doesn't do crap for anyone who believes it...

Benefit? - DEMOCRATS




Now whether anyone wants to believe what this stuff says or not, what I'm pointing out is the LACK of investigating both sides...

This "truth-o-meter" could've mentioned the many articles that said "Obama goes golfing again during environmental disaster", but they don't...

That would hurt instead of shield...

This "truth-o-meter" could've mentioned the many articles that said "Obama knew of main boom company for weeks and never attempted to process", but they don't...

That would hurt instead of shield...

This "truth-o-meter" could've mentioned the many articles that said "Obama declines offers from international community to help control the oil spill", but they don't...

That would hurt instead of shield...

Instead, they grab comments from Conservative pundits and chain letters and rip them to shreds while refusing to the same with any number of Liberals who've done the very same thing...

I don't know about "truth-a-meter", but if this were called "I-lick-Democrat-taint-o-meter", there's only one conclusion and it's obvious as all hell...
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Interesting results. And I couldn't help but notice Mary Landrieu's picture is old and Bart Stupak wears a tupe'.
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Interesting results. And I couldn't help but notice Mary Landrieu's picture is old and Bart Stupak wears a tupe'.
I thought this was interesting.....

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I thought this was interesting.....
Yes. Seems all we worry about is the economy. Since in the past 40 years we do lousy at it, maybe we should concentrate on something else.
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