PolitiFact’s ‘Lie of the Year’ is the lie of the year

By   /  December 28, 2012  /  Ohio  /  No Comments

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One of the biggest stories of the year in journalism and politics was the rise of fact-checking. The fact-checkers played a big role in the presidential campaign, and an even bigger role in the Ohio Senate race.

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PolitiFact Fail No. 2: OH senate candidate’s pants? Never on fire

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Ohio  /  1 Comment

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Part 15 of 17 in the series PolitiFact or Fiction

By Jon Cassidy | Ohio Watchdog
One of the biggest stories of the year in journalism and politics was the rise of fact-checking. The fact-checkers played a big role in the presidential campaign, and an even bigger role in the Ohio Senate race.
This was also the year [...]

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PolitiFact Fail No. 3: ‘There is no war on coal’

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  Ohio  /  No Comments

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Part 14 of 17 in the series PolitiFact or Fiction

By Jon Cassidy | Ohio Watchdog
One of the biggest stories of the year in journalism and politics was the rise of fact-checking. The fact-checkers played a big role in the presidential campaign, and an even bigger role in the Ohio Senate race.
This was also the year [...]

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OH: Top 4 PolitiFact Fails of the year

By   /  December 24, 2012  /  Ohio  /  No Comments

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Part 13 of 17 in the series PolitiFact or Fiction

By Jon Cassidy | Ohio Watchdog
One of the biggest stories of the year in journalism and politics was the rise of fact-checking. The fact-checkers played a big role in the presidential campaign, and an even bigger role in the Ohio Senate race.
This was also the year [...]

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FL: PolitFact or Fiction: Double standard on the Mack Penny Plan

By   /  November 1, 2012  /  2012 General Election, Accountability, Elections, Florida, Issues, Journalism, News  /  2 Comments

FICTION: Is PolitiFact playing loose with their standards in order to favor certain candidates?

Part 12 of 17 in the series PolitiFact or Fiction

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog
ST. PETERSBURG — If a Senate candidate criticizes a plan to cut government spending, and exaggerates those cuts over a decade to make them seem massive and frightening, is that misleading and deceptive?
According to the self-described “fact-checking” organization PolitiFact, deception is [...]

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OH: PolitiFact claim in Brown ad refuted by PolitiFact

By   /  September 7, 2012  /  2012 General Election, Elections, Federal Government, Journalism, Ohio, Politics & Elections, U.S. Senate  /  2 Comments

LIE OF THE YEAR: Sure, Obama wasn't too honest, but who's being the most disingenious now?

Part 11 of 17 in the series PolitiFact or Fiction

By Jon Cassidy | Ohio Watchdog
Earlier this year, most news stories about the Ohio U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, his Republican opponent, included a reference to Mandel’s supposed troubles with honesty or his specific troubles with PolitiFact, the [...]

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