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Hawkmoon
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« on: February 10, 2019, 06:55:23 AM »

https://nypost.com/2019/02/09/impartial-fact-checkers-are-revealing-their-partisanship-against-trump/
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 07:05:28 AM »

Fact checking in the 21st Century

Does it fit the narrative?
Yes: It's true
No: It's false

Can it be twisted to fit the narrative?
Yes: It's true
No: It's false

Did Trump say it?
Yes: It's false
No: It's true
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 07:05:57 AM »

Weĺve been in a propaganda war for decades.

Somebody on the right has finally joined the actual battle, our President.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 09:31:30 AM »

Yeah, they have "Politifact Texas" in the local rag, which I alternately refer to as "Politifake Texas" or "Politifraud Texas."  They have a tendency to take something a GOP politician didn't say, decide he SHOULD have said it, and then attack him for not saying it properly.  Face Palm!

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 06:30:30 AM »

Yeah, I pretty much take it for granted it something says "fact check" it is probably a lie.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 06:55:03 AM »

Yeah, I pretty much take it for granted it something says "fact check" it is probably a lie.

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