PolitiFact and the limits of fact-checking

The Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact.com is taking heat from liberals and conservatives alike these days. In my latest for the Huffington Post, I argue that the problem is with the genre itself: perceptions about politicians aside, there just aren’t enough lies to feed the fact-checking beast.

2 thoughts on “PolitiFact and the limits of fact-checking

  1. Stephen Stein

    Good article. I would observe, however, that holding *voting* on Lie of the Year doesn’t really prove much. The issue is, rather, on assigning a “lie” rating to something that is (at best) a matter of opinion.

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