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Paul Krugman: “PolitiFact, R.I.P.”


I couldn’t agree more with Paul Krugman on this.

This is really awful. Politifact, which is supposed to police false claims in politics, has announced its Lie of the Year – and it’s a statement that happens to be true, the claim that Republicans have voted to end Medicare.


The answer is, of course, obvious: the people at Politifact are terrified of being considered partisan if they acknowledge the clear fact that there’s a lot more lying on one side of the political divide than on the other. So they’ve bent over backwards to appear “balanced” – and in the process made themselves useless and irrelevant.

Way to go, guys.

I guess we might as well start calling it PolitiLie, PolitiCowards, or PolitiFAIL. Or all of the above. PoliticPathetic!