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When Your Fact Checker, Isn’t.

I have said several times on this website and elsewhere that I trust places like Snopes about as far as I can throw Michael Moore.

In this particular case [1] it’s ‘Polyfact”.

..At some point, we may have to consider the possibility that certain media fact-checkers are not so dispassionate and free from partisan biases as they’d like us to believe.

PolitiFact has already stepped in it twice this week, publishing two false stories favoring Democratic candidates, and I suspect this number isn’t going to decline the closer we get to the November midterm elections.

The first bogus PolitiFact ruling, which gives a “mostly false” ruling to an absolutely true claim made in an ad by Arizona Republican Senate Candidate Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., still stands. The second bogus PolitiFact story, which originally gave a “false” ruling to a GOP ad claiming Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., once said “normal people” can afford to fly on private planes, has already been retracted and reissued with a new, still bogus ruling. It’s not even the weekend.

Now, of course this isn’t the first [2] time [3] this has happened.

Don’t bother quoting any “fact check” sites with me if you’re going to discuss politics with me anywhere. It will only elicit loud laughter.