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Lies, damn lies and politics

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BDC99, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

  2. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I still remember how one of Romney's spokesmen said they wouldn't let fact checkers dictate their campaign.

    It said an awful lot to me.
  4. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Now, THAT was unexpected. I know how you hate your facts. You know, if someone is quoted as saying something and then say they never said it, it's not hard to track down. But you can't be bothered with such things.
  5. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Sometimes there is video or audio of them saying it and they still didn't say it.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Every single thing Trump says is a lie. Every single thing.

    Carson is wrong about pretty much everything he says, but a lot of it is ignorance and stupidity.

    Trump knows he's lying and doesn't give a shit.
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  7. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Just occurred to me that o_t isn't even willing to utter the word "fact."
  8. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Can you point to one thing they've gotten wrong?
  9. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    You know the answer to that
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I can point to a number of things they've gotten wrong. And the real bias is in what things they choose to "rate" and how they choose to rate them.

    Obama says "2+1=4" and they rate it "mostly true" because 3 is 3/4 of the way to 4. Cruz says "terrorism is our biggest threat" and they rate it "mostly false" because Obama says ISIS is contained and global warming is a bigger threat. Facts used to be objective things. Not so with PolitiFarce.

    Liberal journalists defending their liberal heroes. Nothing more.
  11. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    I highly doubt you have read any of their stuff. You could cite some examples.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I really don't care what you doubt. It's in my local paper, the one I wrote for for 25 years. I know the people who do it and I know their biases.
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