Romney to PolitiFact: There You Go Again
Bold new fact checking truthiness: "The numbers are accurate but quite misleading" and "TRUE BUT FALSE."
5:17 PM, Apr 11, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
That's bad enough, but the campaign has another significant beef with how PolitiFact sources their claim here. Remember Betsey Stevenson, the professor who insisted that women losing jobs under Obama were at the mercy of a historical employment trend? About her:
Oof. For what it's worth, the Romney campaign notes that another critical source in the article, Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution, has donated twice to Obama. (I've previously dinged the Post's Kessler for failing to identify obviously biased sources in fact checking items.)
Finally, it's worth remembering that PolitiFact has a demonstrable record of bias against Republicans. A study by the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public affairs concluded:
Expect more dubious "fact checking" directed at Romney as the presidential campaign heats up.
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