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Politifact tells another blatant lie to trash Republicans

The dishonest propagandists at Politifact have been caught in yet another brazen assault on the facts. As reported on Tuesday by Breitbart, Politifact recently rated another provably correct Republican statement as “mostly false” based solely on their own deliberate misinterpretation of his argument.

Chris Christie recently slammed Obama’s disastrously irresponsible surrender of the Syrian crisis to the whims of Russia. He stated: “I’ll tell you what reckless is. What’s reckless is is calling Assad a reformer. What’s reckless is allowing Russia to come into Crimea and Ukraine. What reckless is is inviting Russia into Syria to team with Iran.”

The openly biased “fact-checkers” at Politifact responded by intentionally misrepresenting his argument as being that Obama invited Russia to launch airstrikes in Syria, thus allowing them to rush in to “set the record straight” by erroneously smearing another Obama opponent as a liar for telling the truth. But this clearly defies the facts, as the record plainly shows.

Christie even went out of his way to emphasize that he was referring to Obama inviting Putin “to broker an agreement with Assad to give up his chemical weapons,” as he put it to CNN’s Jake Tapper. This White House attempt at damage control after Obama’s self-discrediting humiliation in the “thin red line” debacle was then used by Putin to outmaneuver, override, and marginalize our embarrassingly amateur president from that moment forward.

It was abundantly clear that this is what Christie was arguing from the beginning. Politifact simply chose to twist his words and portray him as a liar, rather than doing anything even vaguely resembling an actual fact-check.

Breitbart added:

PolitiFact knows what Christie meant last week. We know this because the left-wing frauds even quote Christie’s answer to Jake Tapper. But they bury it at the bottom of 20 paragraphs and dismiss it without comment.

Nonetheless, ever in the service of Barack Obama, even though they know the truth, PolitiFact declares Christie a liar.

Again, these partisan media “fact-checkers” have made a total laughing stock out of journalism at this point. They blindly accept liberal opinions, assumptions, and attitudes as hard fact while vindictively attacking anyone who questions them as a liar, with zero regard for facts, evidence, or truth.

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Politifact caught in another blatant lie

The partisan liberal ‘fact-checkers’ at Politifact were recently caught misinforming the public about a true statement of fact by Ted Cruz. As reported by The Blaze on Tuesday, it started with Cruz defending conservatives from a fraudulent media narrative of a supposed nationwide epidemic of angry white men gunning people down without provocation.

Cruz responded by pointing out that “the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats.” He cited a recent study that demonstrates this fact beyond question. Even the Washington Post admitted, “We do find that the majority of ex-felons in New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina register with the Democratic Party.”

But Politifact decided that, since the study only focused on New York, North Carolina, and New Mexico, it couldn’t possibly be legitimate. Suddenly, all fifty states must be sampled, and all at exhaustive levels, in order for any study to be valid. This is a textbook example of a partisan liberal media outlet moving the goal posts to falsely portray conservatives as liars and shield Democrats from actual debate.

Politifact also irrelevantly split hairs over whether or not the study measured both violent and non-violent criminals, or just criminals in general. Of course, Politifact produced nothing indicating that this meaningless, diversionary distinction would have any bearing on party affiliation whatsoever (and there is no evidence to suggest it would). It was merely added to create the appearance of inaccuracies where there were none.

Politifact also took issue with the study having measured ex-felons, rather than ex-felons and current inmates. Again, there is absolutely zero evidence to suggest that this would ever make any difference in the party affiliation of the people in question, but the painstakingly objective truth-seekers at Politifact insist on citing it as evidence that Cruz’s statement is “mostly false.”

Finally, Politifact removed all doubt about its obscenely agenda-driven bias by insisting that most criminals are only Democrats because they are black, and by peddling the left-wing fallacy that blacks (Democrat voters) must make up more of the prison population because of racism in the criminal justice system.

But correlation is not causation. Just because blacks dominate violent crime statistics in no way indicates that they are arrested and prosecuted because they are black (contrary to the left’s non-stop fraudulent race-baiting). And it certainly doesn’t indicate that blacks somehow don’t count as legitimate Democrat voters.

Based on these frivolously invented non-issues, Politifact ruled that Cruz’s provably true statement was “mostly false.” This is not the first time Politifact has been caught blatantly lying to undermine Ted Cruz and other conservatives.

This is also the same media “fact-checker” that gave Trump’s provably correct claim that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated on 9/11 a “Pants on Fire” rating because he exaggerated or incorrectly remembered the number of participants. Needless to say, their treatment of Democrats is nothing like this.

See also:

Fact-Check: Politifact Caught Lying About Donald Trump

Media Asks 85% Liberal Agenda Questions to GOP Presidential Candidates

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