Had occasion recently to refer to this “fact-checker,” which turns up a lot, especially since Factbook, I mean Facebook, pays it to clean up errors. That’s a pity, actually.
Politifact bills itself as an independent fact checker, and they’ve scored all kinds of accolades for their efforts. Not only did they win a Pulitzer Prize for their work, they have a “fact checking partnership” with Facebook to combat “fake news.” The supposedly independent Politifact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times, which endorsed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign.
Of course they did. She cleaned up on endorsements. Just couldn’t swing the electoral college.
Anyhow, this piece dissects and analyzes some of the Politifact