Josh Trevino does a nice job of turning PolitiFact’s methods of analysis back on themselves. The particular PolitiFact unit he is dealing with is the one based on Austin and run out of the Austin American-Statesman, known as PolitiFact Texas. I had a few episodes with them when I worked for the Texas GOP. They’re the only PolitiFact unit I’ve ever seen that can take a story, fail to refute a single fact in it, yet brand it “Pants on Fire.” They’re the only PolitiFact unit I’ve seen that can take a story, find it true by applying generally accepted standards of logic and analysis, then apply their own special brand of analysis to determine that some part of the story is false — when in reality, all of it is true.
May 31, 2011 - 7:08 am