Wednesday, July 27, 2011

PolitiFact Tweaks Terminology, So False Is False

By swapping the label "Barely True" for "Mostly False" - - a good language clean-up, by the way - - PolitiFact brings clarity to its ratings, but leaves a pol like Scott Walker in brighter sunlight. 

Of 31 statements by Walker tested by PolitiFact, 20 now have the words "False" or "Pants on Fire" in the rating.

I grappled a bit with the early phrasing.

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