Humphrey blog posts

Fact checking the fact checkers

Eric Ostermeier finds Republican statements rated false more than Democrat statements.

The survey, by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, examined 98 PolitiFact rulings from June 1 to September 11 and found that Democratic statements were rated true twice as often as Republican statements, and Republican statements were rated false or "Pants on Fire" twice as often as Democratic statements. This is actually a slight improvement over a University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs study published in January 2011 that looked at 500 PolitiFact rulings and found Republican statements rated false three times as often as Democrats'.

The Weekly Standard
October 2, 2012

Read full article

Also seen in Human Events
August 30, 2012

Read full article

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs