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OpenSecrets.org, the non-profit which tracks federal campaign contributions and lobbying by lobbying firms, individual lobbyists, industry, federal agency, and bills, has been denied a credential to attend the Republican National Convention and is airing its grievances publicly.
“They gave no other reason other than that space is very tight,” Novak said.
“I don’t know if its because of the kind of work we do, I have no idea. But we are non partisan. We certainly pick on Democrats as much as Republicans,” Novak said.
FactCheck.org, which was scheduled to share housing with the members of OpenSecrets.org, was also initially denied the one credential they had requested.
originally posted by: LifeMode
Fact Check leans heavy left. I have read many of their articles and they twist and turn information with great force to create the image they want. Facts are simple conclusions, either true or false. If the information is bad for left they do a deep dive and drag the reader to the opposite side of the pool the best they can. I no longer read it.
Now comes a study from the George Mason University Center for Media and Public Affairs that demonstrates empirically that PolitiFact.org, one of the nation's leading "fact checkers," finds that Republicans are dishonest in their claims three times as often as Democrats. "PolitiFact.com has rated Republican claims as false three times as often as Democratic claims during President Obama's second term," the Center said in a release, "despite controversies over Obama administration statements on Benghazi, the IRS and the AP."
"Republicans see a credibility gap in the Obama Administration," said Dr. Robert S. Lichter, head of the Center for Media and Public Affairs. "PolitiFact rates Republicans as the less credible party."
As the first person to empirically demonstrate the liberal, pro-Democrat bias in the Washington press corps, Lichter's analysis is worth further study and comment. His study – and in the interests of full disclosure, he was once a professor of mine at the George Washington University - "examined 100 statements involving factual claims by Democrats (46 claims) and Republicans (54 claims), which were fact-checked by PolitiFact.com during the four month period from the start of President Obama's second term on January 20 through May 22, 2013." The conclusion: Republicans lie more.
Or do they? As the Wall Street Journal's James Taranto has consistently reported, the fact checking business often – too often for anyone's good – turns on matters of opinion rather than matters of "fact." One recent example that drives the point home is the Washington Post's recent fact check that gave President Barack Obama "four Pinocchios" for asserting that he had, in fact, called what happened in Benghazi an act of "terrorism."
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
The bias of leftist "fact checkers" and reporters has been emporaclly proven time after time.
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
a reply to: Indigo5
You are the one who is confused.
The empirical study by Lchter concluded anti-republican bias.
The author of that study, Lichter, also offered his opinion/analysis, not an empiracl study, on the subject of "fact checcker" bias.
originally posted by: matafuchs
These are both bought and paid for by non-conservative groups. Glad to hear they will not be there.
You cannot have your fantasy both ways....
Viveca Novak, editor of OpenSecrets' money-in-politics blog, said in an interview the site has received credentials for every Republican convention since at least 1996.