As far as I can see, every fact-checking organization has some degree of liberal bias... it gets me raging sometimes.
Politifact, for example, rates the claim that Romney is proposing tax cuts on the rich and raising taxes on the middle class as 'half-true'.
They say that because, according to citizens for tax justice, the only way for Romney to keep his promise about cutting taxes for the rich and raising revenues, is to increase taxes on the middle class.
However, that's just not true. They haven't seen his plan. Even if he was wrong about raising revenues, saying "I'm cutting taxes for everyone" would mean you get reduced revenues, not that you increase taxes on the middle class.
Similarly, they rated the claim that 'by the time Mitt left office, Massachusetts was 47th in job creation' half-true, saying that governors don't have that much impact.
But the truth is, Romney's last year the state was 28th. So 'by the time he left office', the state was 28th. The average for his 4 years was 47th, but that's not the claim. There is no truth in it at all.
This concludes my rant on 'independent fact checkers'.
Jaxson, if 95% of the press say one thing, why am I going to give credence to the 5% (Fox news) that is contrary. So why do you people always blame the media when you don't like the facts. What are your sources and why should I adhere to them any more fervently? Why would the entire universe be out to derail Romney's candidacy?
I'm not talking about press. All press is biased. Fox is biased.
OMG A ROMNEY SUPPORTER JUST SAID FOX IS BIASED!!!!!
I'm talking about fact-check agencies... they are supposed to be even more independent than news agencies.
As for sources, I always have a lot of sources, but my examples for this thread were listed in the OP.
If a candidate says "I will cut taxes for everyone by 20%", then the claim that "that candidate is going to raise taxes on the middle class" IS NOT HALF-TRUE!.
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