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Liberal PolitiFact Ohio Labels Truth “Mostly False”

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, […]

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PolitiFact Ohio Bias Especially Glaring in Senate Race

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 […]

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PolitiFact Ohio Rulings Justify Reduced Trust In Traditional Media

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 […]

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Newspapers: PolitiFact Ohio Bias “Not Worth Writing About”

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 […]

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Sherrod Brown Releases Attack Ad Using Discredited Liberal “Fact Checkers”

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 […]

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Newspapers Enable PolitiFact Ohio’s Liberal Bias

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 […]

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Liberal “Fact Checker” Crushes PolitiFact Ohio’s Credibility

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 […]

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