The Problem With Politifact

Senator Allan Davis (W-CO) made the following comment:

“My opponent eats babies.”

CLAIM: Federalist Senate nominee Mark Phillips eats babies.

TRUTH: We cannot find any evidence that Mark Phillips eats human babies. On February 14, 2003, the Rocky Mountain News had a picture of then-Mayor Phillips eating what appears to be white meat in parmesan sauce at Mickey’s Diner in Ward, Colorado. The only such dish is their veal parmesan. Veal is, of course, young cow.



Congressman John Mickelson (F-DE) made the following comment:

“As sure as the sky is blue, I will fight for public education.”

CLAIM: The sky is blue.

TRUTH: Not at night, it isn’t.


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.


  1. Heh heh, WT. Politifact did 23 of Glenn Beck’s howlers over a period of his 2 1/2 years on Fox, and after booting a majority of them, left the impression Beck is mostly a liar.

    Of course Beck made literally thousands of assertions in that time period. Politifact’s methodology wasn’t even in the same universe as honest.

  2. “Glenn Beck announced today that George Soros was behind the assassination of John Kennedy. However, since he also stated correctly that his show had just begun, was about to break for a commercial, and was ending, his batting average remains quite high.”

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