Sunday, August 9, 2015
Fact-Checking Site Finds Fox News Only Tells the Truth 18 Percent of the Time
For liberals, progressives and moderates it’s not exactly “breaking news” to find out that Fox News is mostly comprised of misinformation or flat-out lies. Anyone with even a shred of common sense can watch just a handful of their featured shows and see that the entire channel is nothing more than a propaganda mechanism for the Republican party.
Punditfact, a branch of Politifact, has put together profiles for CNN, MSNBC and Fox News detailing just how honest each of these networks are. And while it’s obviously not a completely comprehensive profile (it would be nearly impossible to fact check every single thing said on each network) it’s a decent measure of the honesty of each.
And what do you know, Pundifact found Fox News to have only told the truth 18 percent (15 of 83) of the time for the statements they checked. And even of that 18 percent, only 8 percent of what they said was completely “True.” The other 10 percent was rated as “Mostly True.” A staggering 60 percent (50 of 83) comments were found to be either “Mostly False,” “False,” or “Pants on Fire.” The other 22 percent were rated “Half True.” Essentially well over half of what Punditfact has fact-checked on Fox News has been a lie and only 18 percent has been deemed factual. To compare, CNN was found to have been honest about 60 percent of the time, while only having 18 percent of their comments found to be false. As for MSNBC, they were found to have been honest about 31 percent of the time, while 48 percent of the comments they had fact-checked were deemed untrue.
So while MSNBC’s numbers aren’t exactly worth bragging about, they’re still far better than the “fair and balanced” Fox News.
Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/fact-checking-site-finds-fox-news-tells-truth-18-percent-time/
Republican politicians and pundits lie constantly but they really have little choice. The depravity of the Republican base hates anything that is truthful or factual. This is not to say that lying sacks of shit like Bill O'Reily, Megyn Kelly, Shawn Hannity and the rest of the Fox clowns are "only doing their jobs". These people are natural born liars and that is why liar in chief Roger Ailes hired them.
Lying is the stock and trade of the Republican party and since Fox News is the propaganda wing of the modern republican party Fox News has a the biggest liars in the business. If you ask yourself why they lie so much you will get the answer by looking to the lowest common denominator and the lowest common denominator is the people who vote for Republicans i.e. idiots and liars. Fox wants ratings and they don't care is their viewers are idiots and liars and iniquitous trash. It's all about ratings and money.