It was voters – not voter ID or early voting rule changes – that cost Democrats control of the U.S. Senate and some gubernatorial races.
“If there were ever an example of an abuse of power, this is it,” declared then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). That was then. But this is now.
PolitiFact Ohio editor Robert Higgs was the featured speaker at a November 29 Akron Press Club event cosponsored by The University of Akron Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the League of Women Voters of the Akron Area. To applause and laughter, the head of the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s “fact checking” operation discussed […]
Left-leaning PolitiFact Ohio pronounced a factual claim from U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, a Republican, “Mostly False” on October 10. When compared to past rulings, this is yet another piece of evidence the Cleveland Plan Dealer’s “fact checking” outlet is riddled with liberal bias and lacks any scientific processes. In an October 10 Plain Dealer story, […]
A Media Trackers analysis of all rulings from PolitiFact Ohio, the “fact checking” arm of Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, proves that Democrats fare better than Republicans in five of six “Truth-o-Meter” categories. PolitiFact Ohio rulings on statements from Democrat U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel show the most glaring bias – especially when written […]
Rulings from PolitiFact Ohio, the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s “fact checking” operation, are often brilliant examples of why a recent Gallup poll showed cratering trust in America’s news media. Journalists at the Plain Dealer and major newspapers across Ohio present PolitiFact Ohio as an objective source without justification and in the face of mounting counter-evidence. Media Trackers has […]
Ohio’s biggest daily newspapers have repeatedly used left-wing PolitiFact Ohio as an objective source, but now demonstrate no interest in reporting proof of PolitiFact Ohio’s liberal bias. Presented with evidence of said bias and asked whether the Toledo Blade would address the issue, Blade managing editor Dave Murray replied, “I’ve decided your concerns are not worth writing about.” On […]
Incumbent U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown launched a television ad titled “Pants on Fire” on September 6, leveraging the work of PolitiFact Ohio and other liberal journalists for an attack on opponent Josh Mandel. With the Senate race recently polling within the margin of error, Brown’s campaign is leaning heavily on Democrat reporters as “non-partisan fact-checking […]
PolitiFact Ohio – the “fact checking” wing of the Cleveland Plain Dealer – faces proof of staffers’ liberal bias after two years of being cited as an authority by all six of Ohio’s major newspapers. Although a recent Media Trackers report debunked the outlet’s claim to objectivity, most of the state’s biggest dailies continue to treat PolitiFact […]
Voter registration records and social media posts expose Tom Feran, a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and PolitiFact Ohio, as a liberal Democrat. While PolitiFact Ohio presents itself as an above-the-fray judge of objective truth, Feran’s bias is hardly obscured in his work: PolitiFact Ohio editors Robert Higgs and Jane Kahoun are both registered […]