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Old 05-30-2013, 06:28 AM  
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Republicans Lie More: Study

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May 28, 2013
Contact: Katy Davis
Study: Media Fact-Checker Says Republicans Lie More

A leading media fact-checking organization rates Republicans as less trustworthy than Democrats, according to a new study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University. The study finds that PolitiFact.com has rated Republican claims as false three times as often as Democratic claims during President Obama’s second term. Republicans continue to get worse marks in recent weeks, despite controversies over Obama administration statements on Benghazi, the IRS and the AP.

According to CMPA President Dr Robert Lichter, “While Republicans see a credibility gap in the Obama administration, PolitiFact rates Republicans as the less credible party.”

The study 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.

Major findings:

PolitiFact rated 32% of Republican claims as “false” or “pants on fire,” compared to 11% of Democratic claims – a 3 to 1 margin. Conversely, Politifact rated 22% of Democratic claims as “entirely true” compared to 11% of Republican claims – a 2 to 1 margin.

A majority of Democratic statements (54%) were rated as mostly or entirely true, compared to only 18% of Republican statements. Conversely, a majority of Republican statements (52%) were rated as mostly or entirely false, compared to only 24% of Democratic statements.

Despite controversies over Obama administration statements regarding Benghazi, the IRS and the Associated Press, Republicans have continued to fare worse than Democrats, with 60% of their claims rated as false so far this month (May 1 – May 22), compared to 29% of Democratic statements – a 2 to 1 margin.

This study’s findings are similar to those of a previous CMPA study, which found that PolitiFact gave more negative ratings to the Romney campaign than the Obama campaign during the 2012 presidential election campaign.

Examples of PolitiFact ratings:

Pants on Fire: Michele Bachmann decries “huge national database” run by IRS with "personal, intimate" details. (May 15, 2013)

True: Obama says bipartisan background check plan “outlawed any (gun) registry.” (April 17, 2013)

http://www.cmpa.com/media_room_press_05_28_13.html

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:35 AM   #2
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:03 AM   #3
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:11 AM   #4
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Democrats More Willing to Tell Lies than Republicans… New Study Shows

Democrats are More Comfortable with Lies!

“A Party of Asses”

By Scott Rohter, July 2012



A little bit of insightful information was provided this morning by a very unlikely source, National Public Radio which is not necessarily known for its fairness in reporting the news. It appears that Democrats are more willing to tolerate their political leaders lying to them than Republicans are!… Isn’t that interesting? That is what this new study showed. Now it’s a proven fact backed up by actual scientific data, and not just the subject of intelligent speculation anymore! Democrats actually like liars better than Republicans do! In a recently released study broadcast over National Public Radio by their very own Ari Shapiro, NPR reported that members of the “Donkey Party” have now become full-fledged members of the “Jackass Party” or as I am wont to call them the “Dumbass Party”. So you see, Democrats really do tell more lies in order to get elected than their Republican counterparts do!

Well, well, well. Isn’t that interesting? Isn’t that what we have all suspected for quite a long time,… that Democrats are liars, cheats, and crooks? And they will do just about anything to get elected including lie, cheat and steal! They will engage in vote buying and vote fraud too if it helps them win elections. Think of it. Is there any real difference between lying, cheating, or stealing? I don’t think so! Anybody who is willing to lie, is also going to cheat and steal in order to win, and if they are being judged by their own Democrat piers, now it appears they have nothing at all to worry about. There is no one to blame them for anything! They are as it were, absolved of their guilt…

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:26 AM   #5
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Guess one copy and paste deserves another.
The whole lieing thing is pretty ironic considering the title of that article is a lie. "Democrats are More Willing to Tell Lies than Republicans, a New Study Shows."

Heck, the text of the article itself even contradicts the title.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:29 AM   #6
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The whole lieing thing is pretty ironic considering the title of that article is a lie. "Democrats are More Willing to Tell Lies than Republicans, a New Study Shows."

Heck, the text of the article itself even contradicts the title.
So you have problems with one partisan study but not the other. Fascinating.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:31 AM   #7
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So you have problems with one partisan study but not the other. Fascinating.
Reading fail. I didn't criticize either study.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:40 AM   #8
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Reading fail. I didn't criticize either study.
Reading fail, I didn’t say you criticized it.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:44 AM   #9
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The problem is, outside mathematics, there is no such thing as truth.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #10
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #11
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Reading fail, I didn’t say you criticized it.
So having problems with it doesn't equal criticizing? Either way I didn't say I had problems with the study either. Unless you can point to something that would suggest that I did?

So yes, you still fail to comprehend what I said because you still haven't addressed the irony of the title of the article being a lie. Do you not see it?
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:31 AM   #13
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:46 AM   #14
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How 'bout this—politicians lie.

Anyone, hung up on the party game on such a thing is a blind partisan.
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