The target? The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s much applauded Politifact, which now seems to deserve a taste of its own medicine:
For quite some time we’ve had growing concerns regarding PolitiFact Virginia’s approach towards Republicans in general, and in specific, “separating fact from fiction” against Republican candidates, officials and committees.
On February 16th of this year, the Republican Party of Virginia had a meeting with the Editor and Publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding the paper’s PolitiFact Virginia unit. In late April – two months later – we had a subsequent conference call to follow up on our original meeting.
Since the original meeting – nearly five months ago – PolitiFact Virginia has meted-out 36 rulings, not including recent “Ad Watch” articles. Of those rulings, 26 targeted Republican candidates, elected officials, our State Party, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads. At the same time, PolitiFact Virginia handed down only 10 rulings on Democrats and one 3rd party organization.
PolitiFact Virginia purports to sit in objective judgment on the truthfulness of factual assertions by leading public figures, yet it fails to meet the very standard it claims to enforce. An objective analysis shows that PolitiFact Virginia’s approach and rulings are heavily biased against leading Republican public officials and candidates in the Commonwealth, as well as Republican Party Committees and aligned 3rd party organizations.
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