PolitiFact Bias: Americans for Tax Reform: "Responding to Politifact on Olympics and Taxes"

Posted on August 5, 2012 by

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From our friends over at PolitiFact Bias. More selection bias, slanted analysis, cherry picking of facts. Par for the course.

Do PolitiFact staffers actually read the statements they rate? It’s stuff like this that implies they don’t.

At issue is PolitiFact’s rating of a recent Americans for Tax Reform claim that set the Internet abuzz:

Image from PolitiFact.com

PolitiFact found the claim to be Mostly False. Americans for Tax Reform responded and made quick work of PolitiFact’s sophomoric attempt at fact checking (emphasis in the original):

ATR’s primary claim is that the prizes are taxable, not that all medalists will necessarily owe $9,000 in taxes.  Poltifact admits that after they checked with their own experts, it was confirmed that prizes awarded would be taxable.  On this finding alone, the verdict should have been “mostly true,” at least.

They’re right. The original ATR article that PolitiFact rated emphasized the onerous tax policies of the U.S., not the specific cost.

 

Read the full post here:

PolitiFact Bias: Americans for Tax Reform: “Responding to Politifact on Olympics and Taxes”.

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