This is not a joke or fake news. Politifact actually hired Alan Grayson to fact check their work to improve trust and credibility. He was fact checking the fact checkers. It then came to their attention he “did not meet that threshold to many.”
They awoke to their error when Twitter bashed them into consciousness.
We sought out a Democrat and Republican to critique our work in order to try to improve the trust and credibility in fact-checking and PolitiFact. It has become clear our choice of Alan Grayson did not meet that threshold to many. pic.twitter.com/uJuoHhiObI
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) February 1, 2018
After getting roundly bashed, they deleted the previous tweet saying he was hired “to avoid confusion”.
They also tweeted:
“We called Alan a short while ago and informed him that we would be canceling our agreement for him to write on PolitiFact. We remain committed to this experiment, however, and will be seeking out a Democrat to replace Alan. If you have a good suggestion, please reach out.”
We think Maxine Waters would be a replacement of equal credibility.
NO ONE LIKES GRAYSON
Grayson’s certifiable and a liar. Responses came swiftly upon the announcement of his hiring. The press hates him as well as all Republicans and Democrats in Congress. He has been accused of domestic abuse which he denied to a Politico reporter by threatening him.
“A fact-checking outfit hiring Alan Grayson is like a church hiring Charlie Sheen to run their youth group,” National Review columnist Dan McLaughlin tweeted.
Politico’s Jake Sherman asked, “Is this a joke?”
It wasn’t a joke. This is real news!
That about does it for Politifact, doesn’t it?