MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
Guess who the site doesn’t check: Politifact is willing to fact-check (almost) everyone!
In recent days and weeks, they’ve been willing to fact-check Barack Obama—and even Jimmy Carter! They’ve fact-checked Chief Justice Roberts and Republican senator Tom Coburn—and a little-known physics professor at the University of Rhode Island.
They’ve been willing to fact-check Jay Carney—and they’re even willing to fact-check “Bloggers.” For the most recent post in their “Bloggers” series, just scope this post right here.
That said, there’s one group Politifact won’t fact-check. Politifact will not fact-check the powerful figures at Fox.
Little-known state senators get fact-checked. Bill, Sean and Greta do not, even when they’re actively disinforming millions of voters, as they’ve done in lusty, undisguised fashion over the past several weeks.
Sean and Bill can scam you as much as they want. Politifact won’t go there.
Go ahead—scroll down the endless lists of Politifact’s daring fact-checks. You’ll see powerful public figures get checked—and people no one has heard of.
The one group you won’t see on their list is the powerful people at Fox—along with those at MSNBC and CNN.
At this point, it’s pretty obvious—Politifact doesn’t do “journalists.” Those people can bullshit as much as they want.
At Politifact, that doesn’t count.