How exactly do media “fact checkers” confirm that a statement made by the president is factually accurate, then turn around and label it “mostly false”? I’ll tell you how. Because media “fact checkers” are not really fact checkers. They’re opinion writers hiding behind a label that makes them sound unbiased. And what they actually do is not check the accuracy of facts, but opine about what the facts supposedly mean. That’s a perfectly legitimate thing to do if you’re going to label yourself as an opinion writer.
But when you label yourself a fact checker and you call a statement “mostly false,” all kinds of people think you just caught someone in a lie.
So today, people are citing Politifact as having called a statement by President Trump - one I repeated the other night on Fox News - “mostly false.” So, exactly how far from accurate was the statement? As it turns out, not at all. And who says so?
The very same Politifact writer who nevertheless labeled the statement “mostly false,” that’s who:
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