Misadventures in Fact Checking

Babba

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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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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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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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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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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.
 

Macduff

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This is a great thread about a Snopes "fact check" of the Babylon Bee.


Since people here are too lazy to read, I'll sum it up. This "fact check" is not a neutral assessment of truthfulness. It's full of moral judgments, subjective statements, and editorializing not based on facts. In it, Snopes acts like a site that is openly a satire site is actively trying to fool readers. Despite, y'know, openly being a satire site.
Snopes is going through financial problems because of lawsuits and they have to have GoFundMes for funding. That site can't die soon enough.
 
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Macduff

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Snopes has been caught repeatedly “fact-checking” the satirical Christian website, Babylon Bee — a bizarre move, given that the website openly advertises itself as a satire site.
Report: Snopes' Ongoing Legal Battles Makes 'Fact-Checking' More Difficult | Breitbart
As Adam Ford noted, they've fact checked The Onion too. But the tone is completely different. With Babylon Bee, they moralize and act like they're intentionally trying to trick people. With The Onion it's "Haha! You guys!".
 
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So does the national cancer whatever recommend mammograms or breast exams by people who don't do mammograms?

Seems to me any woman can look for lumps. But they SHOULD get a mammogram, so isn't the opinion of an under-qualified hack organization like PP more of a danger to women than self examination?
What a fucking stupid thing to say. You just don't like them because you are pro abortion and you know if you can defund them we would probably see a 100,000 abortion spike over the course of the next year. They have done more to LOWER the number of abortions taking place in this country than any other single organization, no wonder you despise them.
 

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