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Politifact Beclowns Itself. Again.

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Oof.

Check out this Politifact: it rates Gov. Scott Walker's statement that "Last month, 44 of the 50 states saw an increase in the unemployment rate"... as HALF TRUE. The logic? yes, walker's statement is absolutely true, but some of the increases were statistically insignificant.

For your morning delectation, compare with the Journal Sentinel's OWN headline:

Unemployment rates rose in 44 US states in July

WASHINGTON (AP) Unemployment rates rose in 44 U.S. states in July, the most states to show a monthly increase in more than three years and a reflection of weak hiring nationwide.

The Moral of the Story seems to be:

What's TRUE for the media, becomes HALF TRUE when uttered by a Republican politician.

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