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Thread: PolitiFact - Biased Or Unbiased?

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    Re: PolitiFact - Biased Or Unbiased?

    Biased - Because: As a previous poster stated, any written document produced by humans will be biased.
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    Re: PolitiFact - Biased Or Unbiased?

    Although it is true that anything written by humans would be bias, I am shocked at how much material is touted as non-bias, but in reality it's spin.

    Just the facts would be so refreshing, but manufacturers always claim a lack of profitability without the sizzle of opinion. FOX news caters one side, MSNBC to the other, so where can I find some truth?

    Yeah people will name sites, but you can't trust anyone. You can never let your guard down because there is always someone trying to spin you. It's sad really.

    I would have to agree that the right seems to be getting bashed more often then the left on politifact. More importantly, they have deemed items to be true, but the event is still ongoing. I am pretty sure they don't retract decisions and re-evaluate them after 1, 2, or 3 years in or after the event. Also, it really bothers me that they don't allow comments on the articles. Usually, I can find one or two gems of information by posters.

    EDIT: I wanted to add this. A story from Politifact and NPR

    So 46 Million uninsured...right...
    Politifact:
    "That 46 million number -- which to be exact, is actually 45.7 million -- comes from the U.S. Census Bureau, which releases estimates of the uninsured yearly...They run through a list of questions of all the ways people could have been covered to make sure....If a person had insurance for even one day during the year, they are not counted as uninsured."

    PolitiFact | Number of those without health insurance about 46 million

    NPR:
    "The estimated number of uninsured technically 45.7 million comes from 2007 Census Bureau estimates. These are the latest official numbers available, but because Census only asks who was uninsured at any given time during the year, the number is quite fluid."

    46 Million Uninsured: A Look Behind The Number : NPR

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    Re: PolitiFact - Biased Or Unbiased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I was wondering what you guys here thought of PolitiFact. I think they're pretty much the best source for facts and exposed myths on each candidate. Your thoughts?

    PolitiFact | A service of the St. Petersburg Times and CQ

    Your thoughts?
    Biased because ... everything is biased.


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    Re: PolitiFact - Biased Or Unbiased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Biased because ... everything is biased.
    Horrible excuse... We need to strive for a better, fair playing field.

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