Misadventures in Fact Checking

Babba

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Jul 2007
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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.
That's what they do. Sometimes you say the oddest things. They fact checked his statement and it turns out that half of what he said was true. And it is.
 

boontito

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Jan 2008
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So if postal employee said his job was 97% delivering the mail and brain surgery, that would be half true?
Actually, yes. That's how language works.

Two of the actors who have played James Bond are Sean Connery and Paulie Shore.

^^Half Right^^

Two letters that come after K in the alphabet are M and D.

^^Half Right^^

Donald Trump says a wall will stop two things, illegal immigrants and meteors.

^^Half Right^^
 
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Macduff

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Apr 2010
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That's what they do. Sometimes you say the oddest things. They fact checked his statement and it turns out that half of what he said was true. And it is.
When a sentence includes a glaringly false statement, then it's false.
 

HayJenn

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Jul 2014
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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.
Really? That a hill you want to die on?

Without PP a lot of people, especially low income and in rural areas would not even have access to health care, let alone a breast exam to see if they need to do a mammogram or not.
 
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Babba

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Jul 2007
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Really? That a hill you want to die on?

Without PP a lot of people, especially low income and in rural areas would not even have access to health care, let alone a breast exam to see if they need to do a mammogram or not.
Sometimes guys opine on subjects they don't have enough info on. Especially when it comes to women's health.