Thursday, July 12, 2012

Truth Equals Half Truth According To Politifact

The laughably and ironically misnamed "Politifact" examined the claim that unemployment dropped in every state that elected a Republican governor in 2010 experienced a drop in unemployment. Politifact confirmed the data, but declared the claim "half true." 

What jackasses!
Politifact called the drop in unemployment rates “a beguiling statistic” and “wondered whether it was true and, if so, was there more to the story.”

Politifact contacted the author of the report on which the Breitbart News story was based. Robert Elliott, of the Examiner.com, told Politifact that he had used this public database to report two things: 1) the unemployment rate dropped in every state that elected a Republican governor in 2010 and 2) the unemployment rates in those states, on average, dropped at a faster rate than those in states that elected Democrats. 

 
In a remarkable twisting of facts and logic, Politifact concedes Elliott’s two points are true before somehow rendering those points to be “Half True.”
 

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