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  •  Half truth? (3+ / 0-)
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    rapala, JML9999, commonmass

    25 states would be half true. But there's 29. Politifact is not just wrong, but bad at math too.

    I'm afraid that my signature won't match the mood of my comment.

    by heybuddy on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:16:04 AM PDT

    •  That's Not The Issue (3+ / 0-)
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      commonmass, Pizzapotamus, burlydee

      The claim was "In 29 states in this country you can still get fired for not just being gay, but if your employer thinks you are gay." It doesn't matter what percentage 29 is of 57 (presuming Politifact regards "Obama thinks there are 57 states" as "100% TRUE") -- the issue is the situation in those states.

      Obviously, the fact that some people have limited protection against arbitrary dismissal, and that some employers are less inclined than others to abuse their power, has no bearing whatsoever on this evaluation. Politihack pretends otherwise in order to downplay a fact that makes their side look bad.

      On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

      by stevemb on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:51:17 AM PDT

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