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More pants on fire: Dishonest PolitiFact launching new site to fact-check the media

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We’re sure, given its impeccable record when it comes to holding political figures of all stripes accountable, that PolitiFact’s new venture, PunditFact, will maintain the same high standards of bias-free reporting:

https://twitter.com/PolitiFact/status/388393575723331584

https://twitter.com/PolitiFact/status/388399521128271872

From PolitiFact:

The new site will have a dedicated staff of journalists who will research claims by media figures and rate them using PolitiFact’s Truth-O-Meter. The fact-checks will be published on PunditFact.com and will often be featured on the main PolitiFact site.

PunditFact will be an edition of PolitiFact that will invoke the look and feel of the national site. Each fact-check will be part of a pundit’s report card, so readers can see whether his or her ratings skew to the True or False end of the scale. PunditFact will publish analyses of its findings — the patterns of the falsehoods, the most popular talking points and stories about how they originated. The website also will tally ratings by news organization and will publish periodic report cards.

“PunditFact will be about accountability, not sanctimony,” Brown said. “We think consumers of political information will welcome our independent and credible reporting.”

Welp, we’re satisfied!

https://twitter.com/lansing/status/388397697394548736

https://twitter.com/jpodhoretz/status/388395938177249281

Heh. Fat chance.

https://twitter.com/AG_Conservative/status/388397650292129792

Even though PunditFact hasn’t officially launched yet, we can already rate it:

https://twitter.com/guypbenson/status/388395282985017345

https://twitter.com/Heminator/status/388400331115073536

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#PolitiFactThis: Apparently PolitiFact can’t find anything worth fact-checking

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