Saturday, January 14, 2012

fact checking Politifact

Politifact has given a "mostly false" rating to this statement:
New energy standards will take away "our freedom of choice and selection in the light bulbs we have in our homes."
Yet the statement is 100% true as Politifact notes:
the standards will ultimately bring about the end of traditional incandescent bulbs
Which means that we will not have the freedom to chose traditional incandescent bulbs. How is that not a taking away our freedom of choice? Apparently, Politifact doesn't consider it "taking away our freedom of choice" if no one is taking away the choices that they (the people at Politifact) prefer.

I've got to score this statement by Politifact as "pants on fire".