'Pants On Fire': Top Fact-Checking Group Finds 60 Percent Of Fox 'News' Is False
The fact checkers at Politifact have reviewed all the major cable and broadcast news organizations. Fox News is at the top of the list -- for more false facts than any other news organization they surveyed.
Fox News just can't handle the truth. Literally. Nor can they be trusted to report the truth, according to a new study by PolitiFact's PunditFact group. The fact checkers there say that 60 percent of the claims made by Fox News' pundits and on-air personalities are Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire false -- to use their terms.
The other networks have work to do as well. PunditFact ruled 46 percent of the claims made by NBC News and MSNBC pundits and personalities to be Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire false. CNN came in at just 18 percent false. ABC and CBS News were both rated at 34 percent false.
Hopefully, this will force producers to stop inviting hate group leaders like Family Research Council's Tony Perkins to opine on issues for which they make their living falsifying facts. (Producers should be using GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project when booking pundits paid by hate groups, so they know in advance what they're getting.)
Here's a sampling of the worst examples of Fox News lies, including those from Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, George Will, Todd Starnes, Liz Cheney, Bill O'Reilly, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and many others:
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