Do you accept Fact Check as reputable source?

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    I have stuck my foot in my mouth on more than one occasion largely due to poor information. Do most people consider Fact Check as a reputable source of information? If not, is there a non bias source of facts so when I do get involved with a thread I have sound facts? I also use the government official web sites which I am a little concerned about. Thanking you in advance for your input.
     
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    No. When something sets itself up as the final word, you need to check it out. There is a lot of interpretation of news based on someone's viewpoint.
     
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    FactCheck.Org is just as biased as any similar endeavor that caters primarily to one viewpoint. This doesn't mean they get it wrong all the time, it's just use common sense and have open eyes when using any such source, realize there's a potential to highly probable bias in the reporting/content. Simply put, check multiple sources from many points of view, don't rely on just one or two from one "side" or the other.
     
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    I like fact check but they are just a resource. I agree that you should use several sources if you want real facts or as close as you can get to real facts.
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    Factcheck is only acceptable when it supports my opinion.:laugh2:
     
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    Thanks for the responses. So basically there is no source for the truth. Everyone has to sift through information that is bias and try to make sense of it and in the end just live with the bias that exists in each of us. That kind of sucks. Thanks anyways.
     
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    Watch only Fox they always present all of the truth.
     
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    Sift through it to try and determine if a bias exists, it doesn't always, besides the biggest challenge to determining any bias is to see the bias in ourselves first and question it.
     
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    No, Factcheck and Politi-fact have direct ties to the DNC.
     
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    While there’s been little examination of the broader phenomenon of media fact checking, the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs recently took a close look at PolitiFact. Here’s what they found:

    A Smart Politics content analysis of more than 500 PolitiFact stories from January 2010 through January 2011 finds that current and former Republican officeholders have been assigned substantially harsher grades by the news organization than their Democratic counterparts. In total, 74 of the 98 statements by political figures judged “false” or “pants on fire” over the last 13 months were given to Republicans, or 76 percent, compared to just 22 statements for Democrats (22 percent).


    Lies, Damned Lies, and


    caveat emptor.
     

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