Misadventures in Fact Checking

Blueneck

Former Staff
Jun 2007
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Babba

Former Staff
Jul 2007
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So when a politician says that they do, that's false. But good old Politifact had to cut the Democrat a break so they bumped it up to half true.
O'Malley was mistaken. But some have insisted that PP can't say they do cancer screenings since they don't do mammograms. That's just horseshit. They also do PAP smears which is a form of cancer screening as well as breast examinations.
 

Macduff

Moderator
Apr 2010
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O'Malley was mistaken. But some have insisted that PP can't say they do cancer screenings since they don't do mammograms. That's just horseshit. They also do PAP smears which is a form of cancer screening as well as breast examinations.
The objective fact is that they don't do mammograms. So when someone says that they do, then a so-called fact checker should rate that statement as false.
 

Babba

Former Staff
Jul 2007
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So. Md.
The objective fact is that they don't do mammograms. So when someone says that they do, then a so-called fact checker should rate that statement as false.
O'Malley's statement was, "97 percent of the work that Planned Parenthood does is about mammograms and preventative health." They do provide preventative health services so half his statement was true. And that's what they ruled.
 

Macduff

Moderator
Apr 2010
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O'Malley's statement was, "97 percent of the work that Planned Parenthood does is about mammograms and preventative health." They do provide preventative health services so half his statement was true. And that's what they ruled.
So if postal employee said his job was 97% delivering the mail and brain surgery, that would be half true?
I like how the Politifact standard is that if part of a liberal's sentence is true then they'll cut them a break.