The blog Smart Politics
took a close look at politifact.com – a Pulitzer Prize-winner and one of the nation’s most prominent fact-checking sites – and concluded that the site had a left-wing bias.
The proof? Politifact gives “pants on fire” ratings to Republicans more often than Democrats.
The Alabama-based blog Leftinalabama.com
took a different approach: to them, the study shows that Republicans must lie more.
Neither conclusion is all that scientific, we’re thinking.
For the record, since we’ve been tweeting our results to the world, Bama Fact Check has done 18 fact checks on Democrats, 13 fact checks on Republicans, one on an independent (Harri Anne Smith), one on a media organization and a few checks on anonymous ads which turned out to be connected to the Alabama Education Association. (That's a quick count from our Twitter feed: if we missed some, let us know.)
Before the Bama Fact Check website was launched, The Anniston Star did a few fact checks on Democrat Ron Sparks, and a handful on Republicans Robert Bentley, Bradley Byrne and Tim James.
We haven’t checked a single Democrat since the election. But then, there aren’t that many Democrats left to check.
We’re hoping Joe Biden and Sarah Palin will both move to Alabama and start running for office here. Then we’d have steady business from both parties.