When is a correction not a correction?
This correction is not a correction: Correction: A Rand survey put the previously uninsured rate at about 36 percent of new marketplace enrollees. An earlier version of this story described the percentage as the "insured rate." This correction is a correction:Correction: About 60 percent of people living in Crimea identify themselves as Russian. An earlier version of this story described the statistic differently. This post was updated at 1 p.m. March 3, 2014.
PolitiFact, percent error, partisanship
In last Sunday's post about PolitiFact's math on uninsured Americans, we mentioned the worth of tracking PolitiFact's application of a basic math equation used to calculate error percentages. To calculate the percent error, one takes the difference between the right figure and the wrong figure, and divides the difference by the right figure.
PolitiMath on uninsured Americans
An pseudonymous tipster pointed out problems with an old PolitiFact rating from 2009. PolitiFact rated President Obama "Mostly True" for his statement that nearly 46 million Americans lack health insurance.
Is PolitiFact incapable of objectivity on climate change?
We noted PolitiFact's failure to report accurately on Marco Rubio's climate change statement from May 11, 2014. Whatever's much bigger than doubling down on its disgraceful reporting on climate change, that's what PolitiFact's doing with its May 19 fact check of California governor Jerry Brown.
More on PolitiFact's deceptive Rubio/climate correction
We've uncovered a bit more evidence of PolitiFact's dishonest correction of its climate-change hit piece on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). For review, here's the correction notice PolitiFact attached to its amended article:
PolitiFact continues climate change smear of Rubio
I noted over at Zebra Fact Check last year how PolitiFact has enlisted itself to aid in tarring various Republican politicians as "climate change deniers." PolitiFact continued that effort this month:Nothing To See Here: Koch brothers drive climate change (Updated)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the Koch brothers cause much of global climate change.