During the Republican presidential debate tonight, Michele Bachmann said “After the debates that we had last week, PolitiFact came out and said that everything that I said was true.”
As PolitiFact puts it, that statement “jolted us out of our seats”, and they declared her new statement a “Pants on Fire” lie. The truth is, last week they evaluated two of her statements, giving one a “Mostly True” and the other as “Pants on Fire”.
Sheesh, Bachmann even lies about lying. 59% of her statements have been rated as either “False” or “Pants on Fire” by the non-partisan PolitiFact.
I wonder how Politifact would rate this quote from her last night: “I’m a serious candidate for president of the United States, and my facts are accurate.”
If you have to tell people you’re a serious candidate, obviously you have a problem.
wow, that’s amazing. Considering her Politifact file is usually good for a few laughs. I guess she doesn’t actually expect the people who would vote for her to look it up for themselves.
Reality has a well-known liberal bias.
left right aside there are scant few politicians who have a reputable record when it comes to telling whoppers, or whatever it takes to get elected. I just wish there was a better representation of all the whoppers on this site, not just those that provide fodder for conservative bashing.
Some times I get bashed because I post anti-liberal jokes from late night comedians (especially Jay Leno). Some times I get bashed because I post more lies from conservatives than from liberals (yet another false equivalence from PSGT).
I can tell I’m doing the right thing when I get bashed from both sides.
I really have no idea what your talking about with the false equivalence, but it must be true because you said so. In fact it seems that your statement is closer in true defintion to a false equivalence. What has anti-liberal jokes from late night comedians got to do with posting more political falacies from a more diverse group of politicians? Who the false eqiverlizer now huh 🙂
You asked “What has anti-liberal jokes from late night comedians got to do with posting more political falacies from a more diverse group of politicians?”
Nothing at all. I didn’t say they had anything to do with each other. I was not making an equivalence, false or otherwise. I was just pointing out that I get bashed from both ends of the political spectrum.
Besides, I can’t be the “false eqiverlizer” now because, as you pointed out, you must be the “false eqiverlizer” because I said so. 🙂
If you want a “better representation of all the whoppers”, I always have the PolitiFact widget on the front page, in the lower right corner.
Hmm, IK, just maybe more of Bachmann’s facts would be true if Politifact would just stay out of it! :-b