A new study from the nonpartisan Center For Media and Public Affairs has concluded that since the beginning of President Obama’s second term, Republicans have lied three times more often than Democrats.
The Center For Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University in Virginia found that PolitiFact rated Republican claims as false three times more often than Democratic claims. Not only do Republicans lie more often, but Democrats are more truthful. By a 2 to 1 margin (22%-11%) PolitiFact rated Democratic statements as completely true. A majority of Democratic statements (54%) were rated as mostly or entirely true, compared to only 18% of Republican statements. Conversely, a majority of Republican statements (52%) were rated as mostly or entirely false, compared to only 24% of Democratic statements.
The fact that Republicans lie more than Democrats may appear obvious, but beyond the numbers this study confirms that lying is a major component of Republican political strategy.
The reason why Republicans can get away with lying so often is because the mainstream media, which does NOT have a “liberal bias” despite right-wing claims, refuses to challenge them. The media has become a willing accomplice in the GOP’s lie to win strategy by treating lies as equal to facts (See: Fox News). Republicans know that they can go on television and spread their false talking points with little or no resistance from the media… on outlets such as… FOX NEWS. Republicans have turned the press into empty headed megaphones by refusing to speak to anyone in the media who will challenge their lies… So they only go on… wait for it… … FOX NEWS. Republicans withhold access to anyone who refuses to treat their lies as fact. That’s how the game works, and it is why the corporate media turns a blind eye to blatant Republican falsehoods. It. Is. Ridiculous.
The Center for Media and Public Affairs study blows the media excuse that both sides do it completely out of the water. Both sides don’t do it. Republicans are lying as part of an intentional strategy to mislead the country. These are not just a few false statements by individual members of Congress. These blatant lies are party wide talking points. Congressional Republicans have based their Bengazi, IRS, and other investigations of the president on lies, and they believe that if they keep lying long enough, they can convince the American people that they are telling the truth.
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