Earlier this month RPV called so-called “PolitiFact” for a bias that led to 72.2% of their “rulings” to focus on Republican candidates. Hot on the heels of PolitiFact’s half hearted “nuh uh” comes the revelation that one editor’s bias comes straight from the polls:
“We are poring through the backgrounds of these writers and what Republicans are finding would appear to back up our argument about media bias,” said the official. PolitiFact units operate out of newspapers in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, New Jersey, Georgia, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
The GOP truth squad, for example, wants to find out the party registration of reporters or editors. For example, they found that a PolitiFact Virginia editor has voted in five Democratic primaries and one Republican primary over the last 10 years. They are also looking over the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the reporters and editors for hint of bias.
Which leads to some questions that need answering:
Which editor is this?
What primaries did he or she vote in?
Who did he or she vote for in these primaries?
How has their reporting reflected his or her bias on Election Day?
The fact checking of PolitiFact continues…