Politics Politifact: Rating Trump's Campaign Statements Truthfulness

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  1. OV

    OV Rapscallion

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    the G-man Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a big Trump fan but Politifact was outed as, basically, an editorial (not objective journalist) site a few years ago. Them calling Trump, or any candidate,a liar is just someone's editorial view. It's no different than Maddow or Beck calling someone a liar.
     
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  3. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen Seek truth, not confirmation of your opinions VIP

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    In business it's called "puffery". Nothing to see here.
     
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    PolitiFact.com is a project operated by the Tampa Bay Times, in which reporters and editors from the Times and affiliated media outlets "fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups".[2] They publish original statements and their evaluations on the PolitiFact.com website, and assign each a "Truth-O-Meter" rating. The ratings range from "True" for completely accurate statements to "Pants on Fire" (from the taunt "Liar, liar, pants on fire") for false and ridiculous claims.[3]

    The site also includes an "Obameter", tracking President Barack Obama's performance with regard to his campaign promises, and a "GOP Pledge-O-Meter", which tracks promises made by House Republicans in their "Pledge to America". PolitiFact.com's local affiliates keep similar track of statements and figures of regional relevance, as evidenced by PolitiFact Tennessee's "Haslam-O-Meter" tracking Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's efforts[4] and Wisconsin's "Walk-O-Meter" tracking Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's efforts.[5]

    PolitiFact has been both praised and criticized by independent observers, conservatives and liberals alike. Conservative bias and liberal bias have been alleged, and criticisms have been made of attempts to fact-check statements that cannot be truly "fact-checked".
     
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    Tickle Shits In an e-friendship Gold

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    I usually discount a site that has a category of 'Pants on Fire' How do I correlate that to a true value. But that's just me.
     
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    Is there a list for the rest of the candidates? Hillary's should be a fun read.