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Posted: 12/19/2016 3:26:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 4:30:47 PM EST by Mah_lee]

Even outside of Trump, PolitiFact seems to assign this rating particularly unevenly. During the 2012 election season, PolitiFact assigned Mitt Romney 19 “Pants on Fire” ratings. For comparison, for every single Democrat combined from 2007-2016 the “Pants on Fire” rating was only assigned 25 times.

This seems to indicate Romney wasn’t just a liar, but an insane, raving liar, spewing malicious deceit at every possible opportunity. In the mere two years he was in the spotlight as a Republican presidential nominee, Romney somehow managed to rival the falsehoods told by the entire party of Democrats over the course of a decade. Or it is possible that PolitiFact has a slant in their coverage.

Romney did not strike me as a particularly egregious liar, nor has Hillary Clinton struck me as the single most honest politician to run for president in the last 10 years. Take a moment, a deep breath, and ponder this: If we decide we’re okay using PolitiFact’s aggregate fact-checking to declare Republicans to be most dishonest than Democrats, we have also committed ourselves to a metric in which Hillary Clinton is more honest than Barack Obama.
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Whenever you see the “Republicans Lie More Than Democrats” headline, whether it is in The Atlantic, the New York Times, Politico, or Salon, you’ll find that the data to support this claim comes from PolitiFact’s aggregate truth metrics. Using collective data instead of individual cases lets PolitiFact gloss over individual articles that delivered a questionable rating, comparable situations for two speakers that PolitiFact treated differently, biased selection of facts, and instances in which PolitiFact made an editorial decision to check one speaker over another.
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Nice article that goes in depth about the bias. Useful link to send to folks, maybe
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 3:30:16 PM EST
The lawyer party is soooo honest.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 4:19:24 PM EST
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Wow! Look at that. Hillary is pure as the driven snow, and Trump is literally Hitler. I am shocked shocked I tell you. Never would have believed it until this unbiased poll convinced me.
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