John Sides at The Monkey Cage has created two graphs comparing the truthfulness of statements made by Democrats and Republicans in the health care reform debate in the US. The data that Sides’s used comes from Politifact, a non-partisan political fact-check organization. Overall, Republicans' claims are more likely to be false than true (78% of Republican claims are false) and Democrats' claims are more likely to be true than false (28% of Democratic claims are false).
This is not a scientific chart, as Politifact's data is incomplete, but as Andrew Sullivan notes, "it is telling."
Chart comes from The Monkey Cage.
Monday, August 17, 2009
By Stephen M.