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Media networks broadcasting falsehoods on a disturbingly regular basis
03-07-2016, 12:44 AM
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Media networks broadcasting falsehoods on a disturbingly regular basis
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Less than half the "facts" broadcast on Fox News are even partially true, according to an ongoing analysis by an independent fact-checking project. Some recent lies told by on-air personalities and guests seem designed to stoke fears over the safety of refugees living in the United States and to spread untruths about American support for gun control laws.

Punditfact, a joint project by the Tampa Bay Times and media analysts from Politifact, offers "scorecards" on the accuracy of the TV networks and major TV personalities.

Last updated in January, the Punditfact scorecard for Fox News shows that just 10 percent of statements made on the network have been "True" and another 12 percent "Mostly True" since the project began in 2014. Even generously including the 19 percent of statements deemed "Half True" reveals that just 41 percent of Fox News statements can be deemed "true" to some degree.

On the other end of the Punditfact scale, a full 29 percent of statements presented as fact by Fox News were found to be "False," and another 9 percent were found to be so outrageously false the team determined them to be "Pants On Fire" lies, the worst of six possible categories.

Combined with 20 percent of statements determined to be "Mostly False," well over half of statements made by Fox journalists or pundits were lies.

Of course, Fox News isn't the only network broadcasting falsehoods on a disturbingly regular basis. While faring better overall, Punditfact's scorecard for CNN shows that only 17 percent of analyzed facts were "True," and a combined scorecard for MSNBC and NBC shows those networks only got it completely right 12 percent of the time.
http://www.sott.net/article/313814-Reall...f-the-time

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