Folks, don’t worry, PolitiFact says they’re not biased. Hey, stop laughing!
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) November 6, 2018
“PolitiFact is biased,” our critics charge. We see this in emails and on social media, especially in the heat of election season.
We expect it. Afterall, as an independent group measuring accuracy, we are disrupting the agendas of partisans and political operatives across the ideological spectrum. We do it to give people the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy, and to uphold the tradition of a free and independent press.
We are always on the lookout for bad information that needs correcting. We don’t have any concern about which party it comes from or who says it. If someone makes an inaccurate statement, it gets a negative rating on our Truth-O-Meter: Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire.
Ya’ don’t say? Hrm.
You know what, we can’t even. And neither could other people on this thread:
— Kaylacopia 🦃 (@VixenRogue) November 6, 2018
HA HA HA HA.
It would be better if you could say, "yes, many of us are biased, and here's what we do to ensure this doesn't taint our work." It's the smug self-assuredness that you're not biased that guarantees your results are. pic.twitter.com/nTS0q1X1MO
— Saeger Ryman (@ezsaeger) November 6, 2018
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) November 6, 2018
"We've investigated ourselves, and found us to be totally awesome." 🙄🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/Xqo1AMc559
— Undead Agent (@Recursion_Agent) November 6, 2018
Yes you are.
You consistently take literal statements, direct quotes, then if they are from Democrats say something like, "However… if what she meant to convey was…"
Or, if from Republicans, "While technically accurate…"
— Jim (@Ifitsthisname) November 6, 2018
— B'sC'sSoxPats-Yup! (@RedDFredDFla) November 6, 2018
Check out that ratio!
— Katie O (@KatieOMerica) November 6, 2018
Yeah okay pic.twitter.com/Ih3MAFu8O6
— Hayekian Triangle (@hayektriangle) November 6, 2018
Fact checking oneself is peak 2018.
— Denise (@DenDenZim76) November 6, 2018
Has Snopes confirmed this?
— GRHutson 🎶 (@jess_reign_bass) November 6, 2018
HA HA HA HA HA … oh, our sides.
If you have to try to explain to people why you aren’t biased, it’s probably because you’re biased… pic.twitter.com/QaRmc78MK0
— Jeff Smith (@Jeffsmith5084) November 6, 2018
Hey, we’re not expert fact-checkers like PolitiFact but it seems like people didn’t believe their claim of being unbiased.
Just a guess.