Media Politics

Take a Look at These Fact-Checker Fails

When debunking the so-called “fact-checkers,” I’ve often quipped, paraphrasing Donald Trump, that “the fact-checkers aren’t sending their best.”

After reviewing hundreds of their “fact-checks,” it turns out I was wrong. This really is the best they have.

Here are just three more absurd examples of fact-checking gone awry.

The Ninth Circus

In early 2017, PolitiFact’s Lauren Carroll rated Sean Hannity’s unquestionably true statement that the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is “the most overturned court in the country” false.

Carroll reviewed the stats from 2010 to 2015 and found that the Supreme Court reversed 79 percent of cases from the Ninth Circuit, which made it the third most reversed court by percentage. Read more…

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