Politifact is a liberal outlet which pretends to be non-partisan. They recently let their mask slip by recruiting one of the most far left Democrats in the country, Florida’s Alan Grayson. The move didn’t last long.
The Washington Examiner reports:
PolitiFact ends collaboration with Alan Grayson after they figure out who he is
Former Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson is a notorious partisan demagogue. He is also a liar.
In the last 10 years, he ranks easily among the worst of the worst.
It should come as no surprise, then, that social media erupted Thursday afternoon after PolitiFact announced it had added Grayson as a “reader advocate.”
Grayson and fellow Floridian former Rep. David Jolly, a Republican, were brought on to critique the fact-checking group’s work and provide their own political insights, PolitiFact explained Thursday in a since-deleted blog post…
The response on social media, however, was less-than-thrilled. Sharockman tried to calm critics by explaining that Grayson’s involvement was only temporary, and that the project was still in its trial period…
No fewer than four hours after it had announced its collaboration with the former Florida congressman, PolitiFact released a separate statement explaining it had severed ties with him.
We sought out a Democrat and Republican to critique our work in order to try to improve the trust and credibility in fact-checking and PolitiFact. It has become clear our choice of Alan Grayson did not meet that threshold to many. pic.twitter.com/uJuoHhiObI
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) February 1, 2018
What were they thinking?