Here is a fact about fact-checkers that the fact-checkers wish were not factual.
Factually speaking, people don’t believe them. At least not if the latest Rasmussen data are correct .
Here, see for yourself:
Most voters believe news organizations play favorites when it comes to fact-checking candidates’ statements, but this skepticism is much stronger among voters who support Donald Trump than those who back his rival Hillary Clinton.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of all Likely U.S. Voters trust media fact-checking of candidates’ comments. Sixty-two percent (62%) believe instead that news organizations skew the facts to help candidates they support. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Personally, I am very glad to see this.
I’ve spent years railing about the fact that these self-appointed arbiters of what is and isn’t true almost always have a political agenda behind them. And, again assuming Rasmussen data are accurate, the general public is on the same page.
It is reassuring to find out that, although venues like snopes.com, politifact.com, et al, will continue to put out their opinions posing as neutral information, most of us know better.