There are some in the media who are excited by the prospect of real-time fact-checking of politicians using various organizations:
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) January 18, 2019
Politifact? Brit Hume says no thanks:
Yes there is: Politifact is not reliable. https://t.co/v21iDIcYKX
— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 19, 2019
If another example is needed as to why, here’s one of Politifact’s latest. Don’t be drinking anything when reading this:
.@realDonaldTrump has claimed that Democrats repeatedly supported physical barriers, but changed their minds only after he was elected president. That's Mostly False. https://t.co/R4qJg1Q6QM pic.twitter.com/G8asmzedI5
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) January 19, 2019
Oh wow. It has to be asked:
Any fact checkers for fact checkers in the house? https://t.co/EM1YEI4dA8
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 20, 2019
They tried. For many, the reaction was…
— Rich Weinstein (@phillyrich1) January 20, 2019
And then some!
And this is why it's a ridiculous idea to allow networks to cite these "fact-checks" during debates and speeches.
The quote cited here is clearly true. Dems have absolutely shifted their views on the effectiveness and morality of barriers at the border. https://t.co/y3RQ758w8s
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) January 19, 2019
Better talk louder, they’ve got their ears plugged.
There is literally (and I mean that in the strongest sense of that word) nothing false about that statement. There is actual video. And not just one. There are hundreds.
— Adam Trahan (@AdamTrahan) January 19, 2019
Even the Washington Post says that Trump's claim is true. https://t.co/o6vt6rVxwn
— Tim Chandler (@TimLChandler) January 20, 2019
Your mostly false is 100% false. The president’s claim is 100% true
— Jeff Dunetz (@yidwithlid) January 20, 2019
BBC did better https://t.co/laGudmWpIc
— Ugogodent (@Ugogodents) January 20, 2019
Maybe Politifact missed some moments from the past many years.
— Ben, Senior Fella (@AndStrats) January 20, 2019
Late last year, a Politifact fact check into accusations of bias at Politifact found those claims not to be true, which is even funnier in light of the above fact check attempt.