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Republicans twice as likely to be targeted by washington post fact checker

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

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    Breitbart News analyzed the Washington Post fact check column for all of 2015 and found that so far this year Republicans and their claims have been targeted twice as often as Democrats and their claims. A good faith search revealed that over almost four full months, Republicans (this includes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) were fact-checked a total of 32 times. Democrats were fact-checked only 16 times.

    Fact checked claims also fell along the same 2-to-1 partisan line. Four claims from the left received fact checks, compared to nine from the right. A “claim” falls along the lines of Republicans claiming each household has a $15,000 regulatory burden, Obama issued 300 new rules in a single week, the cost of health care under ObamaCare, etc.


    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journa...-be-targeted-by-washington-post-fact-checker/
     
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    Could be they lie more often and are thus checked more often.
     
  3. InTheLight

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    I'm gonna fact check this article. "All of 2015" is not "almost four full months" so far.

    Also, could it be that since the Republicans have 8 people out on the pre-campaign trail making statements every day that it might lend itself to more fact checks?
     
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    :applause:
     
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    They have two recent Hillary articles, neither flattering, on her Fact Check page.

    http://www.factcheck.org/person/hillary-clinton/
     
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    The same way blacks commit more crimes per capita and thus are 'profiled' more often?
     
  7. Revmitchell

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    Glenn Kessler, editor of the Washington Post’s fact-check column, promised to make some changes in the wake of a Breitbart News report that showed Republicans are twice as likely as Democrats to be targeted by his fact checks.

    After our story published, via Twitter, Kessler engaged with a reader who questioned him on our findings. Kessler “agreed” to “remedy” the rather glaring omission of fact checks directed towards Democrat superstar Elizabeth Warren:


    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journa...rt-report-wapo-fact-checker-promises-changes/
     
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    At least the Washington Post tries to be fair. Yes, they are left-slanted but they have a nice lineup of conservatives.
     
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