It’s almost as if Politifact should really just drop the ‘fact’ from their name and call themselves something a bit more honest. Like PolitiDems or PolitiLefties … heck, even PolitiBS would be more honest than Politifact.
They’ve strayed further and further into propaganda for the Left, like accusing Ted Cruz of telling half-truths about the GOP tax cuts.
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) October 19, 2018
Cruz said that with the Republican-backed tax cut, “we’re seeing the result, and to date, federal tax revenues have gone up.”
They have gone up by less than half of 1 percent in nominal dollars, one of the weakest increases since the end of World War II. They have actually fallen if you factor in inflation, growth in the economy, or prior projections for tax collections.
Cruz’s suggestion that the new tax law caused the nominal increase is dubious, since in the months when that new law was the primary mover of tax payments, collections actually fell by 3.8 percent.
If we rolled our eyes any further back in our heads they might get stuck there permanently. Ted Cruz brought the thunder down on them …
PolitiFact continues to clown themselves. They admit “tax revenues rose btwn fiscal year 2017 & fiscal year 2018 by 0.4 percent”—which means what I said is 100% TRUE. But they find a lefty to say the economy would have magically grown w/o the tax cuts, so they call it Half True. https://t.co/n9v6aU6BIM
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 19, 2018
It’s all about optics, Senator.
Don’t worry, we know they’re full of it and to that point, we never get tired of watching the fact-checkers getting CHECKED.
Fake Fact Checker https://t.co/cKzoyIeM6b
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) October 19, 2018
Fake, fake, and faker.
You hate him because he's Cuban, right? Bigots. @PolitiFact
— Tango Foxtrot (@TFinn82) October 19, 2018
Ha! We see what she did there.
"Ted Cruz is correct, but we really wanted it to be wrong, so we found some lefty 'economists' who said we could get away w/calling it 'half true.'"
Fact check: True af
— International House of Bencakes (@Bennettruth) October 19, 2018
That would at least be true.
— hardcharger (@DavidDorame11) October 19, 2018
— JS (@islandbacio) October 19, 2018
— Brian Bond (@briangbc) October 19, 2018