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Posted on October 5, 2012
In 2007, with polls showing that only 22 percent of the American people trusted newspapers to tell the truth, and newspaper readership plummeting nationwide, the Tampa Bay Times doubled down on journalists' already high self-confidence by forming the PolitiFact project, which markets itself as providing the final word on truth in politics.Except, as the other 78 percent of the American people in 2007 might have expected, that is not what PolitiFact does. Not on gun issues, at least. PolitiFact's bias on other issues has been addressed by other groups and individuals and need not be repeated here. However, PolitiFact's bias on gun issues has been so blatant and so frequent lately that we have been compelled to respond directly.In a detailed letter to PolitiFact's editor, John Frazer, director of NRA-ILA's Research and Information Division, sets PolitiFact straight on President Obama's support for a ban on hunting ammunition, his appointment of a hunting prohibitionist to his administration, other anti-gun politicians' voting records on gun bans, and more. Click here to read the letter.
Tampa Bay Times, PolitiFact, John Frazer, President Obama
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