Tag Archives: PolitiFact

PolitiFact’s Lie Of The Year: Parkland’s “Crisis Actors”

PolitFact reports: In the days after 17 people were viciously gunned down at a high school in Florida, the state’s Republican governor called for tighter gun laws and President Donald Trump hosted victims’ families in the State Dining Room. The nation seemed steadfast in seeking answers and finding solutions. But in the shadows, the internet engine of hoaxes and smears …

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Politifact: Yep, Trump Lied About His Bill-Signing Record

Politifact reports: President Donald Trump is known for boasting about his achievements. But is he correct that he’s enacted more legislation than any other president? At a West Palm Beach fire station on Dec. 27, Trump said, “You know, one of the things that people don’t understand — we have signed more legislation than anybody. We broke the record of …

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PolitiFact Awards Trump “2017 Lie Of The Year” Over His Claim That Russia Didn’t Interfere In 2016 Election

PolitiFact reports: A mountain of evidence points to a single fact: Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. In both classified and public reports, U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered actions to interfere with the election. Those actions included the cyber-theft of private data, the placement of propaganda against particular candidates, and an overall …

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Trump: I Recommend Ohio For The Convention

Another whopper from Donald Trump. Via Politifact: On the opening night of the Republican convention, Donald Trump told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly he was grateful it was held in Cleveland. “I wanted it to be here, and we had lots of choices,” Trump said. “I wanted it to be in Ohio. I recommended Ohio. And people fought very hard …

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Politifact: Donald Trump Is The “Lie Of The Year”

Unable to single out one of his many, many lies, Politifact has named Donald Trump’s campaign itself as their Lie Of The Year. They write: PolitiFact has been documenting Trump’s statements on our Truth-O-Meter, where we’ve rated 76 percent of them Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire, out of 77 statements checked. No other politician has as many statements rated …

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Politifact: Donald Trump’s Pants Are On Fire

You’ll be shocked to learn that Politifact has given Donald Trump their Pants On Fire rating for his claims about celebrations in New Jersey after the 9/11 attacks. They write: Trump said he “watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering” as the World Trade Center collapsed. This defies basic logic. If thousands and thousands of …

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Politifact: Carson Lied During Debate About Relationship With Scam Nutritional Company [VIDEO]

During last night’s GOP debate, Ben Carson got very indignant when the moderator pointed out his long-running relationship with a nutritional supplements company which has paid out millions over deceptive marketing. Carson: “That is total propaganda. And this is what happens in our society — total propaganda. I did a couple speeches for them. I did speeches for other people. …

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Teabaggers Fall For Death Panels Story: Dorothy Zborknak Has Been Executed

Politifact has published a “Pants On Fire” response to a story making the rounds in Teabagistan which claims that Obamacare death panels have “executed their first patient.” From the story: According to recent reports, a group of death panels organized under Obamacare ordered their first execution. “Following a hearing by the president’s Patient Resource Efficiency Board (PREB), 86-year-old Dorothy Zborknak …

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PolitiFact: Bryan Fischer Rated A “Pants On Fire” Liar For AIDS Claims

After President Obama mentioned the loss of HIV/AIDS researchers on the downed Malaysian Airlines flight, hate group spokesman Bryan Fischer declared that Obama was “politicizing” their deaths in order to legitimize gay relationships. Fischer went on to claim, “We know how to stop AIDS: persuade men not to have sex with men.” PolitiFact looked into Fischer’s bullshit and gave him …

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PolitiFact Rates Ralph Reed’s Claims About Gay Parenting As Totally False

On Sunday, Ralph Reed appeared on ABC’s This Week to declare that social science has found “irrefutable” proof that children are better off being raised by a mom and a dad. PolitiFact has rated his claims as totally false. We did find one study funded by conservative organizations as showing gay parents are worse than straight ones, but it’s been …

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Politifact’s Lie Of the Year: If You Like Your Health Insurance, You Can Keep It

Politifact has named its Lie Of The Year for 2013. It was a catchy political pitch and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America’s health insurance system. “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” President Barack Obama said — many times — of his landmark new …

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Tony Perkins Vs Politifact

Politifact ripped to shreds Tony Perkins’ claim on Face The Nation that business are being forced to serve gay customers. We didn’t find cases where people were forced to participate against their will. However, if vendors refuse service, there are consequences. There are 21 states that forbid discrimination based on sexual orientation. Vendors who refuse service there could face legal …

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Politifact: NOM’s Pants Are On Fire

Remember NOM’s typically lie-filled claims about marriage in their full-page Rhode Island newspaper ad? Politifact took a look at those claims and gave NOM their worst rating: Pants On Fire. That’s no surprise to most of us here, but enjoy: The National Organization for Marriage-Rhode Island said in a newspaper advertisement that “religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been …

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NEW YORK: NOM Relaunches Debunked Lie-Filled Ad From 2009

In New York state NOM has begun re-airing the same lie-filled ad that it ran in 2009, when it was debunked by the fact-finding site Politifact. Via Holy Bullies, here’s Politifact’s assessment: The National Organization for Marriage mailing says that Massachusetts public schools teach kindergartners about gay marriage. The wording, including the present tense verb, gives the impression this is …

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Sarah Palin – Liar Of The Year

Fact-checking political site PolitiFact has chosen Sarah Palin’s “death panels” claim as its “Lie Of The Year.” Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest. “Death panels.” The claim set political debate afire when it was made in August, raising issues from the role of government in health care to …

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