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    Havakasha is offline

    Politifact Rates Republican Statements as False at 3 Times the Rate of Democrats

    Doesnt surprise me.

    http://lostinthe21stcentury.com/2011...-of-democrats/



    Republican statements were graded in the dreaded “false” and “pants on fire” categories 39 percent of the time, compared to just 12 percent for statements made by Democrats.

    That means a supermajority of falsehoods documented by PolitiFact over the last year – 76 percent – were attributed to Republicans, with just 22 percent of such statements coming from Democrats.

    As a consequence, Democrats have therefore been presented as much more truthful – with over 75 percent of statements receiving the top three grades of True (16 percent), Mostly True (27 percent), or Half True (33 percent).

    Less than half of Republican statements graded by PolitiFact were regarded as half truths or better – just 90 out of 191 (47 percent).

    Republicans were also assigned a larger percentage of “Barely True” statements than Democrats, bringing the tally of all falsehoods or near falsehoods in the bottom three categories to 52.9 percent of Republican statements to just 24.6 percent of those made by Democrats.
    Last edited by Havakasha; 02-14-2011 at 01:53 PM.

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