PolitiFact’s ‘Pants on Fire’ Awarded Overwhelmingly to Republicans, Conservatives
A new chart has debuted showing the stark bias that purported “fact checker” PolitiFact commits against Republicans and conservatives. The chart demonstrates how people on the right side of the aisle have been scolded by PolitiFact far more often and with much greater virulence than have Democrats and liberals.
This particular chart was assembled by calculating the number of “Pants on Fire” awards to what PolitiFact claims are lies by our national political figures. “Pants on Fire” is the greatest demerit PolitiFact offers.
Blogger Chuck Rogers explains:
We assembled this chart by sorting PolitiFact’s complete list of “Pants on Fire” rulings. We filtered out any rulings of chain email or anonymous Facebook posts (although these were virtually all conservative viewpoints), as well as politicians or organizations who had only one “Pants on Fire” ruling (but again, even these were mostly conservatives).