posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 06:29 PM
PolitiFact to launch PunditFact, checking pundits and media figures
PolitiFact is a website that 'analyzes' statements (mostly from politicians) and 'assigns' truths and lies comparisons.
PolitiFact is owned by the Tampa Bay Times, and is often considered to be Left leaning and seems to 'slant' many of their Truth-O-Meters in that
direction. They also seem to *go* for the *easy kills* and many times ignore complicated statements, thus giving their opinions and assessments a
*sense* of balance.
Now, just in time for the intensified controversies between Democrats and Republicans, they are announcing a *new* 'fact checking' exercise called
"PunditFact" will be analyzing claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows.
It seems other groups will be held *responsible* for their opinions now, even though they rarely influence the politicians (or do they ?).
Perhaps the *Funding* and *Partnerships* can detect the intentions ?
Who will their main *Targets* be ?
Maybe this is the latest battleground of the war on journalism ?
PolitiFact to launch PunditFact,
checking pundits and media figures
2nd source and opinions
PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website of the Tampa Bay Times, will soon launch PunditFact, a site dedicated to checking claims
by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows.
PunditFact is being funded by $625,000 in grants over two years from the Ford Foundation and the Democracy Fund. Seed money for the project was
provided by craigconnects, the Web-based initiative to support philanthropy and public service run by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.
PunditFact is a partnership of PolitiFact and the Poynter Institute, the journalism school that owns the Tampa Bay Times. Poynter will be analyzing
the reach and impact of PunditFact and will hold a conference to discuss the results.
Liberal Pundits Shocked to
Discover PolitiFact Not Always Factual
Republicans Lie More...Or That Politifact Has a Serious Liberal Bias Problem