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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Republicans Lie More Than Democrats…And The Credibility Gap Is Widening

The nonpartisan Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University has released findings from a new study that reveal Republicans are significantly more likely to lie than Democrats.

This is confirmation of the theory I've had for a few years now, that in the 1970s and 1980s and part of the '90s, left leaning people were more likely to exaggerate or lie than conservatives. But in the 1990s that began to change, possibly with the advent of Fox News and right wingnuts doing radio talk shows.

The right-wingnuts, or Republicans have been lying to conservative people for 20 years now and their lies are getting worse and worse. And the Worse thing about it is that Christian people do not question the unholy rhetoric. They actually believe what is mostly untrue. What a sad state of affairs.

Their lies mean that the liberals can refute what they say without making up stuff or even exaggerating. This makes the Democrats look morally superior, morally superior to Christians. How can that be allowed to stand?

Christian, challenge questionable statements made by Hannity and his like. Don't allow the right wingnuts to brainwash you with lies. God hates liars!

This isn’t the first time such a study has been completed.  The University released a study last May which found Republicans were three times as likely to lie than Democrats.

But what this study distinguishes two very important trends.

Republicans more likely to lie than Democrats.
The credibility gap between Republicans and Democrats is actually widening during Obama’s presidency.

Using data gathered by Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-check site PolitiFact.com, the study compares the veracity of 100 statements involving factual claims made by the parties at different periods through the lifetime of the Obama Whitehouse.

 In the first four months of President Obama’s second term 46 of the claims were made by Democrats, and 54 were made by Republicans.  While 32% of Republican claims were “false” or “pants on fire,” just 11% of the Democratic claims were rated as such.  Furthermore, a paltry 11% of Republican statements were found “entirely true,” compared to 22% on the Democratic side.

This means almost 9 in 10 things that Republicans stated as facts during this period were likely complete fairy tales.

Or, as CMPA President Dr. Robert Lichter put it:

“While Republicans see a credibility gap in the Obama administration, PolitiFact rates Republicans as the less credible party.”

But while Republicans have been breaking every code of conscience in efforts to link Obama to a series of scandals, they have actually widened that credibility gap, their percentage of false claims rising to 60%.

PolitiFact editor Bill Adair responded to the study in an email to Politico’s Dylan Byers:

PolitiFact rates the factual accuracy of specific claims; we do not seek to measure which party tells more falsehoods.

The authors of this press release seem to have counted up a small number of our Truth-O-Meter ratings over a few months, and then drew their own conclusions.

We’ve rated more than 7,000 statements since we started in 2007. We are journalists, not social scientists. We select statements to fact-check based on our news judgment — whether a statement is timely, provocative, whether it’s been repeated and whether readers would wonder if it is true.

So, it’s official: Republicans lie more than Democrats…and their credibility is dwindling away over time.