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  •  this diary is "pants on fire" (1+ / 0-)
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    Read the freaking article... the DCCC misrepresented the facts in the same sense that Republicans do... Politifact called them on their bullshit... it's as simple as that.

    You don't like it when Republicans do it... so why would you be a hypocrite and approve of Democrats doing it?

    •  I read it... and I still have no idea (0+ / 0-)

      ... where the rating comes from.  It's like they spend the entire article explaining why the claim is true, then at the end they decide to rate it "Pants on Fire" anyway.  

      The closest thing to a rationale they provide is "we don’t agree with the ad’s contention that the proposal ends Medicare. "  But if what they were doing was actually checking facts, they wouldn't need to bother with "agreeing" or "disagreeing"; the facts would speak for themselves.  Instead of sticking to their task, it seems like they're trying to turn themselves into the Rhetoric Police.

      •  they are sticking (1+ / 0-)
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        to the language. There is no wiggle room... they were correct that the Republicans didn't actually vote to end medicare and that is where the separation is... there is a difference between "effectively ending medicare" and "actually ending medicare" and that is why they named it as false. If the ad had said "as we know it" as they indicated... they would have said it was true.

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