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PolitiFact Readers Poll for 2019 Lie of the Year Exposes Dramatic Tilt of Their Readers

Posted on 31 December 2019

One reason the "independent" site PolitiFact leans strongly to the left is its audience. It relies on tips from its fans to select many of its fact checks, and so when PolitiFact tweeted today a reminder to look at its Readers Poll for the 2019 Lie of the Year, the readers overwhelmingly favored fact checks of President Trump and his team. Almost 88 percent of the votes went to three Trump claims (and one by trade official Peter Navarro):